New Campus for IIMA
Under a national competition HCPDPM was awarded the project for the design of an extension to IIMA, an institute of international repute devoted to management education. This new campus was to be built on the adjacent plot (separated from the old campus by a road) and would provide new teaching and residential facilities for the Institute’s Post Graduate Program (PGP), an International Management Development Centre (IMDC), Centre for Innovation and Incubation (CII) and sports facilities. According to the client’s brief, the new campus would act as an independent body with the similar language and spirit.
Located on a 39-acre plot, the extension includes facilities like; 9 dormitories for 340 students; an academic block with 5 classrooms and seminar rooms; administrative facilities ; IMDC Hostels; 20 blocks for married students; 6 VIP suites; a sports complex; kitchen & dining facilities; a CIIE Block and 100 guestrooms. The public areas are designed to be accessible to the disabled and adequate land has been demarcated for future expansion.
Although the new campus functions independently from the old without any direct visual link and even has its own approach road and entrance halls, it is connected to the old campus by means of an underpass, which houses an exhibition on Louis Kahn’s work. The buildings of the new campus use exposed concrete as the primary building material with fenestrations in a combination of mild steel and wood.