The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, is one of the country’s most esteemed technical and research universities. The 545-acre campus is located along the banks of the Powai Lake in East Mumbai. The campus enjoys abundant green cover due to its proximity to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
The IITBAA (IIT Bombay Alumni Association) called for the redevelopment of the student housing blocks -- H7, H8 (boys’ hostel) and H21 (girls’ hostel) -- in order to increase the capacity of the existing blocks. Additionally, the design brief entailed the buildings to be Carbon-Zero and GRIHA qualified.