- Architects: SEAlab
- Location: Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Ashram Rd, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380027, India
- Lead Architects: Anand Sonecha
- Group: Ayush Gajjar, Divyang Sharma, Kshitij Gajjar, Rakesh Modi, Vasant Prajapati, Sachin Patel, Nimo Patel, Mariana Paisana, Anand Sonecha
- House: 392.zero m2
- Undertaking 12 months: 2017
- Images: Dhrupad Shukla
- Consumer: Sabarmati Harijan Ashram Believe, Ahmedabad
Textual content description equipped through the architects. Jai Jagat theatre building was once envisioned as a part of the party for the 100 years of Sabarmati Ashram. It was once in 1917 that Gandhiji determined to ascertain his group residing right here, close to the river Sabarmati, between a jail and a crematorium. Since then that Gandhiji’s sturdy imaginative and prescient on schooling was once practiced on the Ashram – to broaden frame, thoughts, and spirit. The 1500 kids that as of late reside or learn about at Sabarmati Ashram are nonetheless taught with the similar philosophy.
Jai Jagat theatre is a part of this schooling philosophy; it supplies the scholars with a possibility to follow their efficiency abilities, to realize self belief whilst addressing the general public, to paintings in a bunch, to be disciplined and to have amusing. Along side kids from the close by communities, the scholars of Sabarmati Ashram now not need to go back and forth to a ways puts of the town to rehearse their performs. Jai Jagat theatre is now where the place they follow their performances, do staff workouts, or play video games. This is a position for expression. This is a landmark for an schooling this is “an all-round drawing of the most efficient in baby and guy in frame, thoughts, and spirit” (Gandhiji)
The web page the place the amphitheater stands is marked through prime neem timber and easy grounded constructions. This kind of constructions is the Montessori college. This college was once established on the Sabarmati ashram round 1936, after Gandhiji met Madam Montessori at London in 1931. He was once inspired through her schooling means (child-oriented and centered at the construction of the entire baby) and determined to put in force it on the ashram. The college labored for a few years and it was once just lately transformed to studios for humanities’ schooling. The timber that encompass the development supply coloration to the world and area an improbable number of birds and different animals, developing an excessively particular and non violent surroundings.
The structure of the amphitheater (positioned subsequent to the Montessori college) targets to handle the spirit of this position. From out of doors, the theatre is only a easy white wall with a modest humane scale. The course till this level is made via a brick pathway, designed beneath the present timber and connecting different constructions of the ashram, as a library and a faculty. Alongside the pathway, the other niches invite other folks to sit down and apply the character. Larger areas with seating spaces welcome small gatherings or a pause for consuming in combination. This trail slowly transforms into a bigger space, a plaza, that anticipates the amphitheater and that turns into a lobby, an area for occasions or for casual rehearsals. The access to the theatre is finished via an opening between two moments of the wall and a ramp leads us right down to the middle of the gap. With a motion of a spiral, this wall unfolds and surrounds the degree and the target audience, positioned at a degree beneath flooring. The encircling timber and parts, like the varsity or a prime water tank, are nonetheless provide within the internal of the theatre for the reason that wall that accommodates the gap undulates and opens as much as create issues of view against the out of doors. The wall has other moments and openings, it’s amusing, interactive and on the scale of the kids. It was once concept to take part and give a boost to the performs, to be a part of the situation and to supply other issues of access and go out to the presentations (a Juliet balcony, stairs or a gap). However additionally it is modest and silent, and subsequently can be utilized as a spot to satisfy, to speak or to simply be by myself.
To handle the serenity of where and not to compete with the encompassing constructions, the amphitheater was once designed part beneath flooring (1,83 m), the similar measurement of the outside wall peak. As a result of it’s buried and positioned within the lowest stage of the web page, a tank with the capability to reap 70 00zero liters of rainwater was once designed beneath the degree. The water gathered right through the monsoon will likely be used to irrigate the numerous indigenous timber that had been planted within the space that surrounds the theatre.
Jai Jagat theatre was once inaugurated on 2d October 2017 (Gandhiji’s birthday) with a efficiency in regards to the lifetime of Gandhi, through kids from Sabarmati Ashram and the neighboring communities. 300 other folks (the capability of the amphitheater) loved the display and area. It was once an attractive second, stuffed with pleasure. After the display, the kids danced and celebrated at the degree. The target audience slowly exited the theatre throughout the ramp and strolled the pathways, amassing at the seating spaces, remembering the display, and playing this non violent second at Sabarmati Ashram.