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Maya Somaiya Library, Sharda School / Sameep Padora & Associates

Posted On: Oct 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

Maya Somaiya Library, Sharda School / Sameep Padora & Associates

© Edmund Sumner
Architects: Sameep Padora & Associates
Location: Kopargaon, Maharashtra, India
Design Team: Vami Seth Koticha, Archita Banerjee, Manasi Punde, Aparna Dhareshwar
Area: 575.0 ft2
Project Year: 2018
Photographs: Edmund Sumner
Structural Engineering: Foundation Design: Sameer Sawant
Superstructure: Rhino Vault, Vivek Garg
Contractor: Unique Concrete / Rajesh Murkar, Milind Naik
Site Supervision: Zubair Kachawa
Client: Somaiya Vidyavihar
Site Area: 3 acres
© Edmund Sumner
Text description provided by the architects. The site chosen for this small addition of a children's library within a school in rural Maharashtra, was a sliver between existing buildings and the school boundary, a site that almost implied a linear building footprint to adjust the program for the chosen site.
Alluding to the impetus that children have towards landscape over a building we imagined the library building to be a formal extension of the ground plane. A place inside for study and a place above for play. With the limited...

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