Vantage Hall Girls’ Residential School, Dehradun

Project Description

 Education Design Architects
 175,000 sq ft
  Education, India

Vantage Hall is a 3-12 grade girls’ residential school campus built on a 12 acre land. What truly differentiates Vantage Hall Girls’ Residential School is the extra care and attention taken in the entire design, construction & furnishing of the school. Many educational elements such as wind mill, water mill, solar fencing, rain water harvest and sewage water treatment units are installed in the site in vision of social responsibility and as an academic tool to educate the students about the energy conservation practices. Vantage Hall not only inspires its students to learn, lead and contributes to society – but it sets an example, as all good teachers should, of how the school itself is contributing to the greater good of society by lowering its own carbon footprint. As a result, the school uses less energy, water and natural resources, creates less waste and is healthier for students. Vantage Hall thrives to be eco-friendly and as an extension to this initiative it aims to pursue the LEED certification. The functional windmill installed at the school entrance acts as a signature element and educational instrument as well. Vantage Hall is designed with high levels of visibility in both formal and informal learning areas. This creates a sense of openness yet preserves acoustic separation, increases natural daylight in the building and ensures circulation of fresh air. The transparency that has been built-in-throughout the school helps create a bright, cheerful place that can also be easily supervised.