Faculty: Nimit Killawala | Prateek Banerjee

TA: Aksh Chauhan

Workplace Neighbourhoods

The idea that work is bound to be anchored in a corporate office succumbed during the ongoing COVID crises, making us think about integrating workplace at a neighbourhood scale.
Unlike mono functional and generic office buildings located in CBD’s, the unit aims at testing workplace typologies within civic environments, supported by community undefined civic institutions offering an eco-system, wherein individuals can tap into networks of collaborations offered within their surroundings. Freelancers are no more isolated, small businesses have the flexibility to expand and shrink as required.
The current knowledge economy, only fosters such collaborations - Connecting research, entrepreneurship, academia, industry and local community to create a diverse innovation eco system. The unit builds upon this triple helix model - involving academia, government and industry speculating on the cross overs among such entities as potential drivers for change within cities.

Studio Unit

Studio Premise

Introduction to the Neighbourhood / Sites

Case Study of Mixed- use typologies

A scenario for partnerships amongst identified stakeholders, as the basis for the program brief.

Diagrammatic exploration of program mix and response to site.