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STUDY ON SCHOOL ARCHITECTURE - ORCHARDS

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A small case study on a urban primary school "ORCHARDS" designed by Architect Sinduja.
ORCHARD is a well designed school in Trichy which is known for its simple yet innovating designs.
Did this as a part of my curriculum, Architectural :)

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STUDY ON SCHOOL ARCHITECTURE - ORCHARDS

  1. 1. ORCHARD SCHOOLS BY ARCHITECT SINDHUJA TRICHY, TAMILNADU
  2. 2. VISION AND MISSION • VISION : CREATION OF GOOD HUMAN BEING WITH ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS. • MISSION : PROMOTE LEARNING AS JOYFUL EXPERIENCE THROUGH DISCOVERY, COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION.
  3. 3. DESIGN FACILITATES LEARNING • AESTHETICALLY DESIGNED CAMPUS AND INFRASTRUCTURE. • AIRY, WELL-LIT CLASSROOMS, BRIGHT HALLWAYS AND CORRIDORS. • WELL EQUIPPED ENGLISH LANGUAGE LAB, MATH LAB, COMPUTER LAB, SMART CLASSROOMS, EXTENSIVE LIBRARY, AUDIO VISUAL HALL. • PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT LAB
  4. 4. DESIGN ADDRESS CHILD BEHAVIOR AND NEEDS • EXCELLENT SPORTS FACILITIES • SAFE AND COMFORTABLE TRANSPORT FACILITIES • BASIC AMENITIES LIKE… SAFE DRINKING WATER SANITARY CONDITIONS POWER BACKUP
  5. 5. DESIGN FACILITATES TEACHING AND CARING • IDEAL TEACHER STUDENT RATIO FOR INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION AND CARE ( 1:30 ) • USE OF TECHNOLOGY - SMART CLASSROOMS • EXPERIMENTING – PROJECTS • EXPERIENCING – FIELD TRIPS • BASIC MATHEMATICAL SKILLS • LANGUAGE SKILLS • SOCIAL SKILLS – PROJECTS , FIELD VISITS • TECHNICAL SKILLS
  6. 6. DESIGN RESPOND TO SITE • THE SCHOOL LIES IN C SHAPED SITE. • THE SCHOOL PLAN IS AN EXACT L SHAPED AND THE REMAINING PLACE IS USED AS A PLAYGROUND AND FOR PARKING SPACE. • SEPARATE ENTRIES FOR THE VEHICLES AND CHILDREN IS A MAJOR ADVANTAGE FOR EASY TRANSPORTING.
  7. 7. DESIGN RESPOND TO CLIMATE, NATURE, SEASONS THE BUILDINGS HAS BEEN WELL DESIGNED KEEPING THE CLIMATIC NORMS IN MIND… • THERE ARE TWO MAIN ENTRANCES, ONE FOR THE VEHICLES AND OTHER FOR THE PEOPLE. • VARIOUS SUNSHADES ARE GIVEN TO PREVENT THE CLASSROOMS FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT. • BUT DURING RAINY SEASON, DIRECT RAIN FALLS IN THE CORRIDOR WHICH IS CLEARED BY MANUAL CLEANING.
  8. 8. DESIGN FACILITATES MAINTENANCE • SPECIAL CARE IS TAKEN FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE PREMISIS. • REGUALR CLEANING IS DONE BY THE WORKERS TO MAINTAIN TIDY SURROUNDINGS.
  9. 9. DESIGN RESPOND TO GOALS AND SYSTEM OF THE SCHOOL • INNOVATIVE AND ACTIVITY BASED PROGRAMS THAT ENSURES HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT. • OPPORTUNITIES FOR PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND INTELLECTUAL GROWTH. • TRAINED TO BECOME GOOD HUMAN BEING. • PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
  10. 10. SPECIAL FEATURES
  11. 11. SPECIAL FEATURES • Enviromental - Friendly Campus • Digital Classrooms • Exclusive Pre-Primary Curriculam • Experiential and Inquiry Based Learning • CCE Coupled with great curriculum • Well-equipped Air-conditioned Library/ ICT/ Science Labs • English Language Lab and Math Lab • Indoor Sports facility • Student Lead Clubs. • Safe transportation • Varity of co-cirricular & Extra - Curricular Activities(yoga, karate, chess, classical dance, western dance, vocal music, Aero modeling, robotics and theater arts ect..,)

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