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The Newtown School, Kolkata

Facade | FRP

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal
Area: 14,865 sq.m.
Status: Completed in April, 2015
Client : Savitri Educational Foundation
Architectural Intervention, Façade, Interiors and Landscape Design: Abin Design Studio

The objective of this project was to design a façade for a school so that it makes an impact amidst its generic surroundings. Familiar shapes and symbols are used as a bespoke stencil screen around the building mass to create a play of light and shadow. The façade not only shades the classrooms from the harsh sun but also lends the school a distinct identity.