The Choice School, Thiruvalla, the best designed school in the world…

In tandem with CetraRuddy, the principal architects, Kumar Group Total Designers has helped realize the dream of the Choice Foundation;the dream of an ecologically adapted school environment. Located in the southern part of Kerala, the total area of 25,000 sq ft, houses grades 1-12, in three sections.

The design is unique in having taken cues from the regions’ culture and climate. Specific influences include the Kerala houseboat, local materials such as stone, clay tiles and Palmyra Palm; the areas’ reliance on vibrant colour and texture, and the tendency for dramatic weather. Fusing these elements with modern sustainable technologies and practices, the design creates a unique experience, leaving the onlooker mesmerized by its sheer simplicity and brilliance.