Technology and Invention through built volume

NIT, Delhi Conceived as the first vehicle-free campus built on the principals of sustainability and design innovation, the NIT Delhi campus is sited on over 2 lakh sq m of site area on the outskirts of Delhi. Being designed as the future of India, the campus aims to create an environment that will invoke the spirit of innovation, technology and invention through its built volume, hence inspiring the students. Understanding national and global campuses through in-depth research, the master plan for NIT is developed as per the evolving needs of the university over 25-30 years, and is driven by the focussed themes of crafing a unique, educational/research environment in the technology/engineering domain for about 5000-8000 students.

Optimizing the scale of the 56 acres site, in order to plan a vehicle-free campus, the intent was to ensure that distances could be covered by foot and that one would not really require any vehicles to commute from one building to another internally. A square module of 1 km X 1 km was hence derived, that was divided into four equal parts; one-fourth of this square would be approximately the size of the site.

Design Forum International is a young-old organization with almost 25 years of experience that has quickly set the right foot to be one of the best architecture firms in India. The firm is a vibrant mix of young and experienced professionals bounded by a common thread: the passion to design. An active contributor to the Nation Building drive and the Indian infrastructural boom, DFI holds vast industry experience in both national and international projects with millions of square feet of construction in a varied range of typology like Affordable Housing, Master planning, Mixed use & Retail, Institutional as well as Healthcare. Some of DFI’s notable projects include the famous Select Citywalk mall, and the recently inaugurated New Courts Block of Delhi High Court., the ITO Skywalk, Delhi and the Dakshineshwar Skywalk in Kolkata. The Guwahati International Airport in Assam, designed by DFI is also under completion and is scheduled for completion in 2021.