Institute of Business Administration |Visiting Faculty Hostel |By Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative Limited
Visiting Faculty Hostel -IBA
|Location||Staff colony, IBA main campus – Karachi-Pakistan|
|Area||2137 sq.m , 22000 sft|
|Scope Of work||Architecture and Top Supervision of Construction|
|Lead Architects||Syed Zayd Bilgrami, Ahsan Najmi, Sarah Najmi Bilgrami|
|MEP||Mehboob & Co|
|Photo Credits||Shabih Haider|
This building was created as a temporary housing facility for faculty at the IBA who are not residents of Karachi.
The facility houses 12 luxury Bedrooms and 3 suites with allied facilities like gym, play area and dining hall. All the spaces are opening into the landscaped areas with a westerly breeze blowing towards the bedrooms.
The Project features naturally ventilated rooms with good daylight and views of the surrounding green spaces and water bodies from each room. The hostel building consists of a central, double-height communal area and two courtyards, creating ideal spaces for social interaction. Two blocks of rooms and suites are connected through a central mass containing the main communal space and common services. The accommodation includes 11 bedrooms and three suites, all with attached toilets, and a pantry, central lounge, dining room and kitchen, business centre, gym and staff quarters.