IIM Bodhgaya is the 16th Institute in the country which was established in 2015. By 2020, IIM Bodhgaya is all set to have a new look. The new look has been designed by India’s leading Architectural firms, C.P.Kukreja Architects after getting selected through a national competition. The unique part of this change is that the campus takes an inspiration from BUDDHIST Ideologies. The new IIM campus, located in the sacred and historic city of Bodhgaya, will be spread over 73 acres. It will be evolved into a design which promotes progress in the field of management studies.
Speaking on the execution of this first-of-its-kind project, the C.P. Kukreja Architects Managing Principal Dikshu C. Kukreja said: “It is our endeavor to create a 21st century world class campus set in a city with deep-rooted historical significance. Our design is an amalgamation of these renowned ideologies with a modernism which contributes towards a futuristic vision of establishing a holistic form of an educational space” .
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The campus has been designed but the work is in process. On the entrance, the grand campus is designed through various elements. The campus depicts the Buddhist ‘toranas’ (ornamental gateways), the abstract demean-ours of which are imposing and yet rooted to the ground.The ‘Bodhi Tree’ is just next to these ‘ toranas’. The Bodhi Tree is the inspiration for a striking steel large building. The glorious scale of this building will be visible from every point in the campus and will help transmit the values of wisdom, dynamism and tranquility within the site.
Coming to the library, the library block has been designed with an outward appearance with a look of vertical stack of books on the walls. The look of open books visualizes the skylights on the building. It gives amazing look of books kept in a stack, one can easily guess from the outlook that it is a library.
The basic idea behind the campus design is to clear out that IIM is situated in Bodhgaya. The designs seek to enrich the overall educational experience of students aspiring for holistic human development. The designs that speak according to the young minds and keeps the Buddhist traditions alive, will be a major attraction for both the students and visitors.
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