Bholu 9 is located in a leafy area within the Gandivas Tekra, Ahmedabad. The design of this anganwadi cleverly uses the small site to create a series of spaces, from the entry seat and screened entry, the bright classroom and courtyard beyond. Passive thermal design was employed through the use of a high level brick screen and cross-ventilation through the classroom.
The success of this project lied within the community involvement, instigated by the volunteers and evident in the contribution to decorative elements around the building such as the tiled entry seat artwork (completed by a local community member), chai cup screen (with cups donated by local community women) and participation in the painting of the school and garden elements by the community.
Completed 2009 by Volunteers Jillian Hopkins and Jesus Porras Montesino.
Renovations completed 2011 by Jesus Porras Montesino.