A Garden of Knowledge : Nandanam School
The second kindergarten in Auroville is located in the middle of the field and is called Nandanam, which means "Garden" in Sanskrit.
This creche/kindergarten can house up to 60 kids, ranging in age from 2.5 to 7 years.
The fundamental tenet of teaching is that nothing can be taught and that the role of the teacher is that of an assist and a guide rather than an instructor or taskmaster.
The central open courtyard serves as the centrepiece and primary draw of this kindergarten concept.
This courtyard serves as a quiet anchor point for the entire arrangement.
Classrooms and activity spaces are grouped together around a shared semi-covered space, forming a continuous ring of activities akin to an indoor street.
The first is that another architect had previously built a portion of the institution.
It gives them the flexibility to work in their own style.