GACL ENGINEERING INSTITUTE, RAJPIPLA
The Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals limited (GACL), is a huge corporate with the backing of the Gujarat government. The proposal was to build an engineering institute in the outskirts of Rajpipla. The site was in a hilly area with vast contours and level differences.
The proposed design is in context with the site logistics with a conscious effort to retain the natural contours and design along it. The concept of the layout of the campus was to provide privacy to each department yet not to isolate any of them. The central pathway does the job by connecting all the major buildings and along the major contours.
The college is proposed to house four engineering departments with state of the art facilities. The departments are designed around a central courtyard with an aim to provide cross ventilation and natural lighting in each classroom. The courtyard acts as a buffer space to connect to the outside while being inside the department.