Goa International School

It is a collaborative planning and architectural design project with ‘DesignShare-USA’ and ‘Cohello & Associates – Goa’ for a unique site of 50 acres near the village of Siridhao, Goa. The site is a peninsula with Siridhao and Panjim River on either side and with the Arabian Sea in the front. The planning of the campus was done with eco-sensitivity to the mangroves on site and full integration of all the trees. The layout of the buildings followed the natural landscape, drawing inspiration from the old Goan villages set in the lush landscape of the west coast. The design language and building material palette reflected the vernacular architecture; a fusion of local with the Portuguese influence. The site was planned to be a motor-vehicle-free with only pedestrian and cycle movement. Hence the clustering of functions was done to promote maximum outdoor space usage; with learning communities and informal gathering plazas and courts.