NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY (CHENNAI

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LOCATION
NIFT Chennai is located in IT Expressway, Tharamani. As soon as you cross the Tidel Park, you can witness this building with a splendid architecture.

ENTRIES AND EXITS: ‡The flat topography with fast vehicular road surrounding the site.

APPROACH
VEHICULAR :

The eye catch of OMR

‡The NIFT building can be reached by bus or train . ‡From airport its 12.44km to NIFT.
PEDESTRIAN:

Its easy walkway inside the campus

CIRCULATION

This is not one huge monolithic building with a monotonous pathway leading to various rooms. Instead, two major corridor spines (one open and one enclosed) running right through it link the various units of the NIFT campus.
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CORRIDORS
WIDTH OF CORRIDOR MINIMUM-2M MAXIMUM-6M TYPES OF CORRIDOR
OPEN CORRIDOR ENCLOSED CORRIDOR

PARKING

TWO WHEELERAPPROX.200 BIKES FOUR WHEELER20CARS

STAIRCASE

MINIUM WIDTH-1.5M RISER-0.15M THREAD-0.23M NO. STEPS-20 TYPES OF STAIRCASE USEDSTRAIGHT FLIGHT AND L-

NEGATIVE SPACES

SERVICES
LIBRARY,FI RE HOSE,PUM P HOUSE,TO ILETS,STA TIONERY SHOP

MERITS
‡ The form creates large pockets of spaces, which can be used as interactive spaces, as display gallery etc. ‡ Ample lighting is provided in all the spaces through skylight. ‡ The interesting angular approach serves as wind-catchers and buffer the spaces within and manage to keep the inside of building slightly cooler.

DEMERITS
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Hostel has been provided only for the girls. Lack of proper mess facilities. No space for future expansion has been left. Wastage of space in many areas. No activity center or space for cultural activities. Improper planning of the locker facilities. No covered car park. Negligence to structures.

INFERNCE
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Hostel to be provided for both girls and boys. Proper mess facilities should be provided.. Planning of locker facilities in the planning stage itself. Well-equipped conference and auditorium to be provided. Easy access to all the rooms from the entrance. Well-placed canteen with all facilities should be provided. Space has to be left for future expansion. Separate activity area has to be allocated for the students. ‡ Campus has to provide a creative environment.

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