Modern School Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, India
Location: Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, India
Year built: 1989
Architect: Jasbir Sachdev
second campus of the original Modern School in Barakhamba Road (the first private school in India located in Delhi’s Lutyen’s Zone) due to the availability of large parcels of land at highly concessional rates by the government. Ironically, the suburb today is one of the costliest parts of the city, and the school’s brick and exposed concrete structures make it stand apart – particularly from the overly decorative architecture more apparent in the area.
About Jasbir Sachdev
MSVV. Four letters that still cause heated debates among parents in Delhi. Despite the kids coming out of this school feeling entitled, its buildings are truly nurturing and text book inspirational. Some of my fondest memories are of lounging in the recessed circular windows with many other like minded procrastinators. They couldn’t possibly have been designed to solely provide refuge from the idiosyncrasies of high school teaching, however are just another example of how thoughtful architecture can positively influence social behaviour. – Raghav Goel
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