the syngenta foundation and snehalaya organization wanted to build an agricultural training center in india for small and marginal farmers’ children, where youth in rural areas could learn various agricultural techniques in short duration courses. the site also serves as a resource for information about soil, climate, and crops for nearby villagers. this center designed by studio advaita architects organizes exhibitions of students’ research ,which can be easily seen by farmers.


external view of the agricultural training center in india

 

 

the basic square plan and central open space has derived from traditional local structures — wada — from nearby places of ahmednagar. the commonly used elements of design at local level are used and rearranged in new way, for example the external staircase. india based studio advaita architects the building material is carefully chosen which will reduce the cost and it will go with adjacent surrounding structures. for the construction of external walls, gray and colored fly ash bricks are used with cavities for heat insulation. all internal spaces are having natural indirect light to reduce consumption of electricity.


the basic square plan and central open space has derived from traditional local structures


the commonly used elements of design at local level are used and rearranged in new way


the young generation in rural areas can learn various new agricultural techniques in short duration courses


all internal spaces are having natural indirect light to reduce consumption of electricity


classroom and exhibition space


it will be a place for getting information about soil, climate, crops and so forth for adjacent villagers


model


floor plan


section


axonometric view

 

 

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