EDA was selected as the Planning and Education Consultant and Design Architect for American School of Bombay’s (ASB) new Elementary School and for the renovation of their existing campus in the BandraKurla district.
ASB is one of India’s leading educational institutions and caters to a diverse international student body. ASB’s existing campus is bursting at the seams with a long waiting list, so they have purchased an 80,000 square foot six story tower in the Kohinoor Township to house the Elementary School, thus creating a split campus. The township contains commercial office towers, multi-family housing, a shopping mall, auditorium and a cricket field. This challenge became an opportunity to design a school based on the latest research in the field of creating competent environments for Elementary school students.
Instead of classrooms with four walls, “home pods” made of two moveable walls of cabinets on casters created flexible spaces for learning with views out to the commons and satellite libraries on every floor.