The architectural beauty of IIMA Heritage Campus

December 14, 2014

IIMA is spread over 67 acres of lush greenery in Vastrapur and was designed by the famed American architect Louis I. Kahn. He conceived the design as a blend of austerity and majesty. He included spaces for casual interaction while achieving a balance between modernity and tradition that captured the spirit of timeless India. The broad airy corridors, the amphitheatre like classrooms and transition spaces in the complex enhance interaction among the faculty, students and visitors. His design was given shape by a team of architects from the National Institute of Design. This modern residential institute is built entirely in traditional brick construction. Its contemporary design is responsive to local climate and is now a much admired campus. It has inspired generations of students to achieve excellence while retaining humility.

The highlight of the campus is the Louis Kahn Plaza, the sheer magnificence of which has played host to major interactions and celebrations. It is surrounded by the faculty wing, library and classrooms from three sides. This close knit feeling supports each individual's personal and professional growth, fosters a sense of community within the school and encourages them to form close working relationships with professors and other students. The result is a highly personalised environment that drives students not just to learn, but to think.

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