Delhi Public School is a CBSE school with 7000 students at present. The objective was to design an academic block for classes 9th to 12th with 66 classrooms and 3 laboratories. Since the blocks were not arranged in a hierarchical manner they were re-oriented which also avoided the clash of pedestrians and school buses.
The main idea was to divide the square block into two linear blocks with the central space acting as a thoroughfare for all the students. The usage of stairs in the central area is not limited to vertical circulation only but also acts as an interactive space which can be used during various events like The DPS Habba and various sports events. Multiple cut-outs were introduced in this area for trees, to incorporate the concept of ‘ learning under a tree’. The classrooms have intermediate lung spaces for better cross ventilation and natural lighting. These open spaces help to break the monotony of the facade and also act as informal gathering spaces.