Located on the edge of the beautiful Sahyadri range, the site is untouched by modern development and surrounded by small villages, and forest land stretching to the horizon. The Education Centre caters to children from the neighboring villages as well as visiting students from Mumbai. It consists of a pre-primary school, a primary school, a secondary school and buildings for vocational training. It also houses a library, a residential block and dining facilities. The site experiences hot dry summers with extremely wet monsoon season followed by cold winter months. The design developed from an understanding the building programme, a reading of the site and its unique conditions, as a response to the extreme climatic conditions.