Clover Hills Club
Where culture influences built form Culture embodies every essence and vibrancy of a community and colours every aspect of life, including the built environment. The built form of a community can, therefore, be conceived as the physical embodiment of its cultural patterns. India has a strong cultural background. The vibrant colours of its national flag pridefully represent the myriad senses and faces of India’s communities. India’s culture is infused with an abundance of celebrations and festivals such as Diwali, the Hindu New Year, a festival of light and Holi, the onset of spring, a festival of colour. Clover Hills Club is a recreation facility specifically designed for staging indoor and outdoor games in the context of such celebrations and festivities. The three-acre site lies on the outskirts of Pune – a city transforming itself from the cultural capital of the state into the cosmopolis of 21st Century India. The residential community of Clover Hills is a unique example of this new morphosis, where people from diverse social and religious backgrounds have come to live together. The terrain of the Clover Hills Club slopes gently along its length and steeply across its width. A conglomeration of open spaces and buildings is carefully composed to preserve the natural contours, not unlike the hillside villages of western India. The linear series of buildings is arranged along the high ground, interwoven with access ways and terraces that provide grandstand views of the open spaces below. A semi-covered pedestrian spine meanders along the length of the site between the buildings and open spaces. Geometric pavilions accent the walkway and guide the public toward the various facilities. Colourful walls of varying heights and shapes that divide the open spaces are stepped or punctured, inciting curiosity and tempting one to either peek around their corners or clamber through them. The architecture of the Clover Hills Club incorporates elements of rural Indian vernacular in a contemporary context: the stone steps on the riverside, known as

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    General View (Festival of Colours) Open Space Looking to Swimming Pool & Blue Wall Open Space Looking to Badminton & Squash courts Health Club/Indoor Games Gymnasium/Yoga Hall Central Spine Pavilion Night View - Festival of Lights Coffee Shop (Banyan Tree) Pavilion to Badminton/Squash courts View of Swimming Pool & Cascade Profile of Green Wall Profile of Steps (Ghats) Site Plan General View (Festival of Colours) Open Space Looking to Swimming Pool & Blue Wall Open Space Looking to Badminton & Squash courts Health Club/Indoor Games Gymnasium/Yoga Hall Central Spine Pavilion Night View - Festival of Lights Coffee Shop (Banyan Tree) Pavilion to Badminton/Squash courts View of Swimming Pool & Cascade Profile of Green Wall Profile of Steps (Ghats) Site Plan
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