The Abin Design Studio designed by Abin Design Studio is located in Kolkata, India. The International Management Institute at Kolkata is built on a tight site set in the heart of the city’s residential urban fabric. The site was leased out by the government for institutional purposes only. A unique chromatic glass façade is what sets it apart from the others and adds vibrancy to the campus. Double glass with an insulating layer in between prevents excessive heat gain inside and an always shaded integrated plaza with lily pools below creates a comfortable micro-climate. It is a dynamic façade which enhances the experience of the space inside as well. Natural light plays a key role in the design.
The design of the International Management Institute at Bhubaneswar is a confluence of the traditional with the modern where the architects tried to fuse local heritage and traditional elements in a modern setting. The curved façade of the library building in the academic block has sculptures, replicated from Khandagiri caves, in stone.