We designed a classroom cluster for Noor School in Bihar. Noor School is run by the Hikmat Foundation in rural areas for local muslim girls. Our clients wanted a modular design that can be replicated to grow the schools as they found more funding and support from the community.
Our solution was a simple courtyard plan where four classrooms were clustered around a tree centered court. This allowed for privacy and security for the girls who come from a conservative background. At the same time, it provides open space for learning, play and interaction, a ‘home away from home’. We used the humble brick to keep the cost low and to create an identity for the school.