BASE, Bangalore

Project Description

Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, apart from being the principal architect of Indian Constitution, was also a renowned economist and was the 1st Indian to receive Doctorate from London School of Economics.

To commemorate his one hundred and twenty fifth birth anniversary, the Govt. of Karnataka intended to start an institution of international repute in the name of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics.

It is envisioned as the premier institution imparting education in the field of ECONOMICS. The only one in the world that will have its own dedicated campus of 43 Acres.

Education Design Architects brings a lot more than just campus and building design into this project. The program for this institution was evolved after careful study of renowned school of Economics of the likes of London, Harvard, Stockholm and Singapore. They have strengthened the program making for this school by making it truly International, besides infusing decades of relevant experience on the Future of Learning, Sustainability and how to “THINK GLOBAL while ACT LOCAL”.

The new campus is designed as a perfect example of Buildings that blends with nature.

Environment and sustainability concepts are at the core of this campus design. The campus design takes advantage of a natural creek that runs through the site by converting it into a Bioswale to promote biodiversity. Maximum effort has been put towards using local materials such that the buildings have low embodied energy and minimal carbon footprint. The building design meets International standards and responds to the climate, culture and context.

The fully residential campus houses Admin building, State of the Art auditorium, Academic buildings for Undergrads, post grads and research scholars, a 24/7 learning, media and community center with various facilities like state of the art library, AV and meeting rooms besides numerous sports facilities.

What is most interesting is that the proposed design inherits the roots of Indian tradition by creating an ambience for education that is imparted not just within the four walls of a classroom but also outside in the landscape under the trees and in the lap of nature.

With this fusion of tradition, modernity and the new education philosophy, the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics is expected to become one of the world’s most premium institutions that will give a new identity not just to Bangalore, but to INDIA as a whole.

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Site Area

22.8 Acres

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