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Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati (Competition Entry), Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

IIT Tirupati is an autonomous institute established by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD). The 214 hectare site for IITT’s permanent campus is located at a distance of 22 km from Tirupati, along the foothills of Seshachalam Ranges. This permanent campus is set to be developed in successive phases eventually growing to accommodate 12,000 students. HCP submitted a competition entry for the design of housing and student facilities including, student hostels, faculty housing, sports facilities, health care centres, school, recreational club, and convenience shops.  

Effectively planned along the vistas of the mountainous site, the master plan proposes the idea of ‘residential neighbourhoods’ as its key planning strategy. Every housing type is planned as lateral low-rise clustered housing, which promotes interaction and a sense of community, with each neighbourhood having its characteristic identity. The campus is organised within a walkable grid, interspersed with inter-connected courtyards within every housing cluster. Buildings are strategically placed to maximize mutual shading, and trees are lined at street level. Social spaces like cafes and courtyards along streets prioritise pedestrian access and have limited vehicular movement. The proposal also incorporates premier sports facilities, with international standard fields, courts and swimming facilities. Along with this, a recreational arena is introduced in the form of a unique student activity centre with galleries, indoor sports rooms, and learning spaces. 

Status: Not Implemented
Design Team:
Bobby Desai, Mahesh Iyer, Shrujal Desai