Global Kokan

The goal of this organization is to promote rural tourism in the kokan zone of Maharashtra. Although the functions of the institute are contemporary but the design adapts to various architectural elements and language from the typical kokan rural areas. The building design is derived from the architectural form of “chaurasi wada” with a large central courtyard as the central gathering space. The other functions and spaces are placed around this courtyard. The roof and the material of the institute is extracted from its native vernacular roots, thus responding to the hot climate and heavy rainfall in this region.