International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar

Art & Sculpture | Contemporary | Craft | Laterite | Vernacular

Location: Bhubaneswar, Orissa
Area: 40,410 sq.m.
Status: Completed
Client: IMI, Bhubaneswar

Set in a cultural and historically rich backdrop IMI Bhubaneswar aims at presenting a timeless piece of architecture which bridges the gap between the past and the present cultural and social life of the Orissan people.

To reduce energy consumption the structures have been designed and oriented on site to minimize heat gain. A central water court controls the micro climate of the site acting as a natural exhaust. The character of outdoor spaces has been emphasized upon while designing, to create a vibrant and smart campus. Locally available laterite and khondalite have been used extensively.
The buildings have been so oriented and designed with overhangs and double roof to cut off the harsh sun and bring in more natural light.Low VOC paints have been extensively used keeping in mind the indoor air quality and the public health.