NETTUR TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
The Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) imparts technical training to over nine thousand students at thirty locations, responding to India’s requirement for technically qualified youngsters to operate its growing industrial sector. The foundation desires to develop a design prototype for future campuses, having appropriate architecture and technical facilities.
The two and a half hectares site is located ten kilometers from the town of Vellore, catering to over fifteen hundred students, with hostel facilities for six hundred boys and girls. The design strategy places an iconic workshop within an academic quadrangle. The workshop, though fully glazed on the exterior, is covered with an aluminum Jaali envelope, shielding it from direct heat and glare, and cooled by roof mounted turbo ventilators. The academic quadrangle is landscaped with paving, a series of lotus pools and trees. The strategy is to maintain a low, walk-up building fabric resulting in a plan spreading over the relatively small site.
Arranged around the circular workshop are two levels of laboratories, classrooms, administrative spaces and catering areas. Two of the four corner entrances lead to the girls’ and boys’ hostels respectively, with the catering center in between. The other entries are the main entrance for visitors and an entrance for students coming in from their parking area and out of doors activities.
The building language is comprised of form finished concrete fins, vaults and structural spanning systems, with relief murals cast in the concrete. External walls are plastered with horizontal groves. Fenestration and natural stone floors follow the modular pattern of the vaults and structural system.
LocationVellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Built Up Area14,076 Square Meters
Site Area4.89 Acres
Nettur Technical Training Foundation
Prime Contractor CICON Engineers, Bengaluru
Structural Design Delcons Consultants, Pune
Landscape Design Ravi & Varsha Gavandi Landscape Architects, Pune
MEP Design MAPLE Service Consultants, Bengaluru
Construction Management Raja Reddy, Jagadeesh KM and Singaraj
Ramprasad Akkisetti and Deepak Kaw
Daraius Choksi, Rahul Sathe, Noel Jerald V, Sachin Deo, Sweta Parab, Payal Chaudhari, Sagar Shah, Shailesh Pathak, Sahil Pherwani and Jasmeet Kaur Jite