GIRLS’ HOSTEL :
STATE INSTITUTE OF NURSING & PARAMEDICAL SCIENCES, BADAL, PUNJAB
Architect: Sarbjit Singh Bahga, Chandigarh
The Institute is located on a sprawling site of 9.5 hectares abutting Bathinda-Badal Road. The fully-residential campus has been planned to provide state-of-the-art facilities for four courses.
The campus design is based on zonalisation of various activity areas, i.e., Academic Zone, Recreation Zone, and Residential Zones. These four zones have been juxtaposed in the four corners of the site in such a way that each zone affords its individual character and conducive environment and, at the same time, enjoys proximity to the others. Each zone has the potential of its individual growth to meet the needs of the time. A simple traffic-friendly network of roads and pedestrian paths provide access to each zone.
The residential zone for students accommodates two blocks of hostels for 192 students each. Each block comprises four double-storied residential wings containing 12 dormitories on both the floors. These wings are juxtaposed in a Cartesian manner, and are joined together by a double-storied corridor which encloses a central courtyard. This courtyard acts as a hub of all activities. Apart from the central court, the Hostel Block has other spatial sequences in the form of common, semi-common, and private courts. To provide security to the girl students these courts are enclosed from outer sides by curvilinear walls. A bird’s-eye view of the Hostel Block reveals that it is not just a package of individual dormitories but a pleasant complex of covered, semi-covered, enclosed, and open spaces.
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