Municipal Council is an Urban Local Body for the people and by people, governing the administration of the City democratically; where the elected leaders control the structure of administration. This administrative area of municipal council consists of not just land but people, culture, geography, history and even events in past which gives this area Identity of its own.

Project Name: Satara Municipal Council Design Proposal – Finalist
Architect Name: Studio UD+AC

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Our focus is to design practical and functional space in climate of Satara not only by taking inspirations from its history and culture but also set a new step towards future of Satara by creating a new landmark as the center of administration. Design of Satara Municipal Council is inspired from traditional Wada architecture which is best example of passive solar architecture in the region.

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Building massing is arranged in a way to create porous circulation and ventilation in lower floors. Having a higher building block on the southern side keeps the courtyard space shaded. At the same time, porosity on the lower floors continues to maintain the light and ventilation balance.

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Major functional areas which are directly related to public interaction and day to day works are on lower floors. While on one had it reduces the vertical circulation in the structure it also helps in keeping the common public areas active on the lower level (like exhibition halls, CFC self help counters, soldiers memorial wall, cafeteria, landscape etc.); making it more interactive.

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This will also help in reduction of energy requirements, segregation of functional spaces. Whereas VIP areas such as chief officer and president are zoned on higher floors in proximity with committee halls, council hall etc. These areas have less public footfall and need to be isolated for better work efficiency and management. Placing the opposition party halls in close relation with the VIP areas because we believe healthy opposition makes strongest democracy.

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Overall our design portrays sustainable approach towards Institutional infrastructure connecting the past and future.

Studio UD+AC

Studio Urban Design and Architecture Collective (Studio UD+AC) is founded by young entrepreneurs and having expertise in fields of Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Landscape design, Interior Design, Product Design and Urban Research. The projects done by Studio UD+AC have won several national and international awards and consistent features in architecture journals.

Studio UD+AC team is flexible enough to work from city scale to home designs. A project developed in the studio is a result of extensive research and analytical process. Norms and established modes are put into constant questioning to arrive at the typological model. We encourage young and creative minds to work with us.

Ar. Shekoba SanapPrincipal Architect & Founder

March. Urban Design -(SPA, New Delhi), B.Arch – (AOA Mumbai)

Shekoba has previously worked with with Ar. Shashi Prabhu & Associates as an Architect Urban designer. He is winner of National and International architectural competitions and founder of IAF.

Ar. Nitesh Avhad –  Architect & Founder

March. Urban Design -(SPA, New Delhi), B.Arch – (AOA Mumbai)

He has previously worked as an urban planner on multiple projects in CRISIL private limited and as an Architect at P.G.Patki Architects private ltd.Mumbai. He holds expertise at project exicution.

Ar. Rohini Bapat –  Architect & Founder

B.Arch – (AOA Mumbai)

She has more than 5 years of working experience with Shashi Prabhu Architects. She has worked on designing sport complex, public buildings, gymnasium and hospital projects. She holds expertise in project handling.

Ar. Amey Ghosalkar –  Architect & Founder

March. Urban Design -(SPA, New Delhi), B.Arch – (AOA Mumbai)

As an Architect he has more than 5 years of experience in the fields of planning, urban design and Architecture. He holds expertise in urban research and public space designs.

Ar. Minal Gajar –  Architect & Founder

B.Arch – (Mumbai)

Minal is a creative and passionate Architect from Mumbai. She is a professional architectural photographer and also holds her expertise in landscape designs.


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