Sky School

Rhythmic geometrical forms and cantilevered sections define the Sky School





The 1200-student capacity school attempts to solve the complex problem of an urban school site in the midst of a residential zone with a very high land value. The resultant structure rises to four levels in order to achieve the high FAR. However, the focus was to retain ample playgrounds and a strong connection to the outdoors on all levels by creating a number of interstitial spaces. The façade was designed to emphasize the grandeur of the prestigious institution yet be rooted in the local context of the Chandigarh region—particularly Corbusier’s vision for the city. A strong geometrical form with multiple frames in a rhythmic pattern was designed on the elevation not just as aesthetic features but also as sun-breakers.