Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Indian School of Business: Mohali Campus in Chandigarh, Punjab by Perkins Eastman
September 21st, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Perkins Eastman
The new campus of the Indian School of Business-Mohali, consistently ranked among the top business schools in the world by the Financial Times, represents the latest thinking in the planning and design of business schools competing on an international stage. The new 28-hectare (70-acre) Mohali campus responds to the school’s mission to provide a world-class curriculum and real-world experience on par with peer institutions around the world. Established to supplement the success of the school’s inaugural campus at Hyderabad 1,109 miles to the south, Mohali will continue the school’s tradition of creating the next generation of business leaders.
Designed by international design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman, the 1,200-student campus—equal parts Indian heart and global soul, Western infrastructure and core ISB values–at the foothills of the Himalayas is simultaneously of its time yet timeless, uniquely responsive to its site yet rooted in international best practices. Drawing on Vastu principles as well as architectural precedents that speak to Indian history, culture, and climate—Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex and Joseph Allen Stein’s Habitat Centre among them—the 725,000 gsf (Phase 1; 2M gsf all phases) campus honors India’s strong architectural legacy while it sets the stage for the future of international business.
Through state-of-the-art facilities, campus placemaking, and strong contextual connection to its natural environment and the surrounding Knowledge City community, this new campus fully represents the identity of the institution and its educational mission.
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