Adaptive Reuse of Teliya Mills, Ahmedabad

by: Chandni Chabra
Instructors: Kireet Patel, Aparajita Basu
30 June 2017

There is a growing interest in sports and an increased participation in International sports. . .

There is a growing interest in sports and an increased participation in international sports. Indian cities are lagging behind in state-of-art facilities to groom the average sportsman. There are limited sports facilities that are restricted to the elite through club memberships or sport centers provided by the City Civic Authorities, and are usually located outside the urban fabric. It is critical, hence to identify a building for adaptive reuse, in the dense areas of the city. The chosen site’s easy accessibility to the users would help develop an interest in sports and provide space for acquiring skills and training.

There is a growing interest in sports and an increased participation in International sports. . .

There is a growing interest in sports and an increased participation in International sports. Cities are lagging behind in state-of-art facilities to groom the average sportsman. The limited sports facilities are restricted to elite through club memberships or Sport Centres provided by the City Civic Authorities, and are usually located outside the urban There is a growing interest in sports and an increased participation in International sports. Cities are lagging behind in state-of-art facilities to groom the average sportsman. The limited sports facilities are restricted to elite 

“Space is like a journey,
Each experience matters.”

Kalupur Sports Centre has been proposed in the Teliya Mills in the Kalupur area of Ahmedabad. It has been designed such that it not only invites all into a comfortable environment that showcases talents of various sportspeople but also encourages others to join them. Keeping in mind the existing location of the site structure and its history, the outer shell is planned to be retained as it was to maintain its visual definition. The inner skeleton of the structure has been modulated to allow the user to experience unusual and connected volumes that allows the visitor to view various sports  activities happening under the shell at one time. The volumes are a result of the multiplex of spatial inner organizational system within a given volume.

Inserts in this space are a result of the tweaking of the volumes to allow dual experience by the means of a space dividing element inside the larger volume. All in all, the centre’s experiential quality leads the visitor to be a part of the sports activity.