Size: 150,000 sf
Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust is an existing University campus on a 300 acre site in Dehradun, adjoining the Jolly Grant airport. The University is expanding and a number of buildings are being designed.
The first set of buildings include Nurses Hostel for Men and Women working nurses.. Double occupancy rooms with attached kitchenette and balconies are provided. Common toilets and laundry is shared for every 8 rooms.
The building has been designed such that the balconies on every floor is staggered, thus creating and interesting play of shade and shadow. The entrance is a double height space with an open balcony overlooking it. The women’s hostel has a central courtyard providing light to the corridors and the rooms on the inside. It also acts as the interactive space amongst the residents of the hostel. The Men’s hostel, considerably smaller in size has single-run stairs in the center thus providing the much need interactive space. Both car and 2-wheeler parking space has been provided for the convenience of the residents.
A Student Activity Center is being designed located in-between the residential and the academic zone.. It has facilities such as cafeteria, gymnasium, shops, laundry etc. The building is designed such that it facilitates and maximizes interaction amongst students and peers alike.