op 3.jpg

SEWA Regional Headquarters

Anand, Gujarat, India

2018 -- 2021

This project was requested by the Self Employed Woman’s Association (SEWA), an NGO which has a longstanding connection with Anand district. With a vision for the future, the members of SEWA were committed to purchasing a conveniently located site near the centre of the town to develop a dedicated facility that would better answer the needs of the current and future members. After a process of consultation with all levels of SEWA members, a brief was formulated which identified the wide range of activities and supporting facilities required. It also responds to the values and lifestyle of the sisters, most of whom live in villages. What became very clear was how important it was to enable communication across all these activities to encourage the interaction of members, administration and visitors, as is the case in village life.

 

Climate has played an important role in optimising the relationship between open and closed spaces. Each level accommodates numerous activities and services that are regularly used by the members and visitors of SEWA. The ground floor and basement levels are entirely open to the public allowing for a free movement of people onto the site, with an otla in front for women to sell vegetables, and an amphitheatre on the inside to cater to the changing needs of the women members.

1231.jpg
17.JPG
15.jpg
5.jpg
7.JPG
BASEMENT FLOOR.png
GROUND FLOOR PLAN.png
FIRST FLOOR PLAN.png
2 mono.jpg
1 (2).JPG

Process models

Basement floor plan

Ground floor plan

First floor plan

3 mono.jpg

Process Models

4.jpg
VIEW 3.png

Isometric view

3.1.jpg_mono.jpg

Amphitheatre

ELEVATION 1.png
ELEVATION 2 (2).png

Front elevation

Side elevation

ELEVATION 4.png
ELEVATION 3pdf.png

Side elevation

Back elevation

1.1.jpg

Central space

VIEW 1 (1).png

Sectional isometric view

SECTION sewa.png

Section

5 (1).jpg

Process model

Project Detail

Client -- Self Employed Women's Association (Sewa)

Built-up area --19965 sq ft 

                                                            

 Team

Principal Architect -- Maneesh Kumar

Arthur Duff

Kalpesh Siddhpura

Mayank Panchal

Aakash Prajapati

Intern -- Drumil

 

Tender Consultant -- Sujal Parikh And Associates

Structural Engineer -- Nelson Macwan (Sujal Parikh And Associates)

MEP Consultant -- Bharat (Nandni Design Consultant)

Contractor -- Dhruvesh Prajapati (J.K. Prajapati Building Contractor)