Principal Designers

Client

Airports Authority of India
Site Area
10 Hectares
Built Area
29935 sqm.

Consultants

Structural Design EIS Planners & Engineers Kolkata
Electrical Engineering Kanwar Krishen Associates Private Ltd.
PHE Consultants R.K Gupta & Associates
Landscape Design Design Accord

2012

National Institute of Aviation Training and Management, Gondia

An institute that fulfils the need for ground staff to match growing air traffic.

Airports Authority of India proposed to establish a national institute of Aviation Training and Management (NIATAM) at Gondia in order to bridge the demand and supply gap of trained maintenance personnel in the areas of aircraft maintenance engineers, flight dispatchers, cabin crew, ground handling personnel etc.  The need for setting up this Institute has arisen mainly due to the growth of air passenger traffic, which has naturally led to additional fleet acquisition plans of domestic airlines both in the public as well as in the private sector. 

Masterplan

Seven courtyards relating to the seven levels of human consciousness is the guiding idea for the master plan. A provision for a peripheral ring road to feed all the buildings, generating positive spaces for future expansion of the existing institute and sites for affiliated institutes. The configuration of the various blocks and the appropriate distance between them help create shaded pedestrian zones that are climatically conducive.A provision for a peripheral ring road to feed all the buildings, generating positive spaces for future expansion of the existing institute and sites for affiliated institutes.

The salient features of the project is as follows.

  • The inter-relation of the major components of the program like the institute, housing and the hostels is governed by creating a unified green open space in between them. The series of seven courtyards relating to the seven levels of human consciousness is the guiding idea for the master plan.Pedestrian linkages between the main institute, housing and the hostel complex.
    • A provision for a peripheral ring road to feed all the buildings, generating positive spaces for future expansion of the existing institute and sites for affiliated institutes.
    • Climatic concerns govern the planning and orientation of buildings. The structures have been oriented with major openings in the north south directions to reduce heat gain in the structures.
    • The configuration of the various blocks and the appropriate distance between them help create shaded pedestrian zones that are climatically conducive.

Materials and Technology

Natural ventilation systems and use of cascading air cooling system instead of conventional air-condition ensures less energy consumption and fresh air at all times in the buildings. The architectural expression is governed by the extensive use of exposed brick walls and concrete flat roofs. The use of natural materials like brick, integrated landscape emphasizes the link with nature and its elements as a guiding theme for the entire campus. The uniformity of the materials used gives the campus a cohesive feel. The parasol roof over the main academic court of the institute and the sculptural roof form of the library is as a contemporary expression of avionics. The parasol roof acts like a climatic shading device for the institute and helps create a microclimate within the institute. The parasol roof acts like a climatic shading device for the institute and helps create a micro-climate within the institute.

See also ...

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National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore. Competition Entry for the Biological Sciences Institute in Bangalore
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New Campus for School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. SGA's Second Prize winning entry for the New School of Planning and Architecture focuses on a 'realm of places'
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Ajay Binay Institute. College of Architecture constructed as a way to explain brick construction to students in Odisha.
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Antarctica Study Centre. An institute to study samples brought back from the South Pole
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Integrated Passenger Terminal at Coimbatore Airport. Winning entry for the new terminal at Tamil Nadu's industrial city.
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Integrated Passenger Terminal at Lucknow Airport. Conceived using the primal image of a paper plane, the design of the terminal explores the aesthetics of flight through its cantilevered roofs.
1983
Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration. The award winning Campus Development Plan prepared by a team of 3 Architectural firms that included SGA
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National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management. Competition entry for this Centre tries to imagine the relationship between people of the coast and the sea

See also ...

2014
National Institute of Urban Management Concept Proposal for a World Bank funded Urban Management Institute project for the Andhra Pradesh Government
2008
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore Competition Entry for the Biological Sciences Institute in Bangalore
2009
New Campus for School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi SGA's Second Prize winning entry for the New School of Planning and Architecture focuses on a 'realm of places'
2004
Ajay Binay Institute College of Architecture constructed as a way to explain brick construction to students in Odisha.
2003
Antarctica Study Centre An institute to study samples brought back from the South Pole
2010
Integrated Passenger Terminal at Coimbatore Airport Winning entry for the new terminal at Tamil Nadu's industrial city.
2013
Integrated Passenger Terminal at Lucknow Airport Conceived using the primal image of a paper plane, the design of the terminal explores the aesthetics of flight through its cantilevered roofs.
1983
Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration The award winning Campus Development Plan prepared by a team of 3 Architectural firms that included SGA
2008
National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management Competition entry for this Centre tries to imagine the relationship between people of the coast and the sea