Nitinkumar Kademani



The project focuses on developing a narrative around the abandoned site, the Railway Salon Shed in Baroda. The abandoned site embedded in the urban fabric is studied in its current state and understood as that which is isolated, withdrawn and introverted from its context. This nature of the site is further reasoned to develop the architectural program  for the site, a meditation/ contemplation retreat. The project is from its inception to conception is seen through the lens of a 'Threshold'. A threshold, defined as an in -between transitional space between two realms, either real or abstract.

Report Content

Understanding Abandonment

Abandonment from Threshold

Current state of the abandoned site

Program and intent of the project

Diagrammatic Site Plan

Design Iteration

Design evolution

Final site Plan

Site sections

Site Sections