Avasara Academy
Pune, India

Located at the edge of a rural area and a rapidly developing township known as Knowledge City, the Avasara Academy is a residential school for young women from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Composed of a group of simple, concrete structures, shrouded in bamboo screens, the campus buildings are arranged around a series of walkways, courtyards, gardens, and terraces, built for economic efficiency and flexibility, allowing the campus to be developed in phases due to evolving student numbers. Environmental considerations include a passive cooling system and the use of reclaimed and repurposed materials and finishes. Rooftop solar panels provide 85% of the school’s power, and 75% of the annual water requirement is available on site.


Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Location
Pune, India
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Events
Completed 2016
Dimensions
3,760 m²
Variant Names
Avasara Academy
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Building Usages
school
educational
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture