Indian Institute of Technology Housing

Gandhinagar, India

Year: 2011


It is not often that an institution such as an IIT with its enormous program demanding an even more formidable acreage of land is endowed with a site blessed with such magnificent views from each and every part of it. It is even rarer that the site has a continuous riverfront all along its length of 3.0km.

The first thing that therefore engages us is the connection to the Sabarmati River. The site is wrapped around the eastern bank of the Sabarmati, which forms a concave bend at this point, accentuating the infinite horizon. The proposed master plan aims to capture these vistas through carefully positioned streets and axes, which pull in the views of the horizon. The arrangement of the lab clusters, are also with the consideration of framing the horizon and views at many levels.