Satara Center is a competition for municipality building in the city of Satara, India. Through our design we aspire to create a strong relationship between the building and and city by creating a large social space for the city. We erase the boundaries between the city and the building thus making the building available to people throughout the day. Satara center serves as office during the day and imporantly a great public space throughout the day always inviting people
Majority of activities such as council halls, meeting spaces and galleries are designed to be close to ground level so that the plinth of the building becomes a dynamic active space for the city. The first 3 floors are planned to be accessible easily for the public through adding a grand staircase to the first floor where all the lobbies and public facilitites such as cafe are located. Council halls, galleries and meeting areas are planned underneath the stairs and easily accessed from street level for events where as the first floor becomes a grand public space for the city.