YMCA Campsite Nilshi, Pune Building, CCBA Architects India, Design, Photos, Architecture

YMCA Campsite Nilshi India : Architecture

YMCA International Campsite Nilshi, India – design by CCBA, architects

29 Apr 2010

YMCA International Campsite

Site Location: Nilshi, Pune, India

Architects: CCBA

The YMCA International Camp site sits upon a promontory jutting into the Andhra Lake near Nilshi village, which itself is surrounded by Sahayadri mountains in western India. A small plateau at the top became the center of the design, which integrates cabins, tent sites, a manager’s bungalow and catering facilities into the landscape. Meandering paved walkway, small descending ramps, and stairs link all of the components of this organic plan.

YMCA International Campsite Nilshi building

This unique pattern results in structures being posited under earth mounds and within the hill slopes. One first perceives it as an open garden with only a walled dining court covered by tensile parasol. The descending ramps and stairs tempt one to explore what appears as entries to underground caves. Yet on further exploration these lead to foyers and only into generous rooms with large glass walls opening out to the vast lake fingers and forest.

YMCA Campsite Nilshi YMCA International Campsite India
images from CCBA Architects

Of particular interest is the manager’s bungalow, which is actually a crescent shaped, earth-covered bow, with glass walls facing the lake. Ventilators and skylights appear as sculptors on the earth mound roof. The composition thus emerges as a large organic garden integrated into a natural setting.

YMCA International Campsite Nilshi YMCA Campsite Nilshi YMCA International Campsite India
images from CCBA Architects

YMCA Campsite Nilshi Pune – Building Information

Project Name: YMCA International Campsite
Site Location: Nilshi, Pune
Site Area (in sqm): 1,70,000 sqm
Built up Area (in sqm): 21,000 sqm
Years (Started – Completed):
Phase 1: 2001-04 ; Phase 2 : 2007-09
Client: YMCA International, Mumbai
Design Team:
Phase 1: Deepak Guggeri ; Phase 2 : Harsh Manrao
Structural Consultant:
Mr. Bhutkar ( CE Godse Associates) ; Mr. Satish Marathe
Interiors: CCBA
Award: IIA Award

YMCA Campsite Nilshi Building images / information received Apr 2010

Location: Nilshi, India

Architecture in India

Indian Architecture Designs – chronological list

Indian Architecture News

New Delhi Architecture Walking Tours by e-architect

Indian Houses

Indian Architect : architecture practice contact details

Indian Architecture – Selection

Sequel, New Delhi
Design: Morphogenesis Architects
Sequel New Delhi
image from architect
New Delhi Restaurant

Kolkata Airport, Kolkata
Design: RMJM Architects
Kolkata Airport
image from architect
Kolkata Airport Building

Pearl Academy of Fashion, Jaipur
Design: Morphogenesis Architects
Pearl Academy of Fashion Jaipur
image from architect
Pearl Academy of Fashion Jaipur

The Qube Gurgaon

Another Pune building on e-architect:

11 K Vaks Week End House Pune

Comments / photos for the YMCA Campsite Nilshi Building India Architecture page welcome

Website: Pune India