Design Credit

Shyama with Mubeen,Aditi & Raghu

Apollo Medskills - Chennai

Client  

Apollo Medskills

Location

Vadapalini, Chennai

Area

15000 sq.feet

Year of Completion

2016

Photo Credit

Ishita Sitwala

Apollo Medskills is an education initiative of Apollo Hospitals in collaboration with Finance Ministry of India and the National Skill Development Corporation aiming to make Indian Medical students competant at a global level. With an objective of imparting world- class medical training and introducing innovative teaching methodologies among students, Apollo Medskills  laid the foundation for 3 Centers for excellence in - Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore.

We started the project with long brainstornig sessions with the CEO over space planning fordesignated areas like class rooms, labs, a state of art, hi-tech conference, the cafetaria, reception and lobby.  Without compromizing on space optimization that focussed on functionality, we treated each area differently to bring out a certain element of peppiness and openness. We conceptualised bright colors and open ambience to enhance the learning experience of students. 

To give it a distinct persona which the youngster can identify with, we used matt grey flooring combined with bright colors bursting out, tall glass walls and windows, elaborate graphics related to medical concepts on glass panels and a common entertainment area for visitors and students  . Even though the reception and lounge entertainment area was common, no one but the students could get access to labs and class rooms.

 The idea was to attract more and more students to join and enjoy the experiencial learning environment at Apollo and recommend the same.

 
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Reception

Waiting Area

Recreation Area

Corridors

Highend Classrooms

Meeting Room

Centre Head

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Academic Head

Conference Room

Simulation Lab

Anatomy & Physiology Lab

Micro-Biology Lab

Computer Lab

Library

 

Classrooms