architecture BRIO erects a challenge course learning pavilion in mumbai
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in a densely populated mumbai where open green space is scarce and many children are faced with a lack of recreational and educational structures, the leaning pavilion designed by local studio architecture BRIO and sponsored by laureus completes a successful solution in the magic bus center for experiential learning. the constricting budget meant the structure was to include only the necessary components for the largest area of covered space. as a result, a lightweight steel framed structure was erected with a thin translucent canopy stretched over the 300 m2 space. 

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toilets and storage areas are the only enclosed rooms that serve to support the two opposing platforms above, connected by a suspended bridge. the building is strategically placed over a small river which is allowed to continue its natural course, thus taking advantage of the cool breeze that is pushed through the open sides of the shelter, defining a comfortable, covered open space to host classes or various other activities offered at the learning center.

view from the fields behind
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platforms support activity spaces above the ground
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image © ariel huber

image © ariel huber

a river runs under the structure bringing with it a cool breeze to cool down the primary gathering space
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image © ariel huber

custom made suspended bridge
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image © ariel huber







project info:



architects: architecture BRIO
design team: robert verrijt, shefali balwani, sahil deshpande, pankaj chakraborty, ryan mcloughlin
structural design: vijay k. patil associates
area: 275 sq.m.
location: magic bus centre for experiential learning, karjat, mumbai, india
client: magic bus india foundation
sponsors: laureus foundation