Creating unusual, functional and sustainable designs has always been the prime approach of Sanjay Puri Architects. In line with this, the firm has recently designed a meandering children’s library and community space for villagers in the rural area of Nokha in Rajasthan. The building is as unique and exceptional as the firm’s other buildings. The architecture of the library is planned in response to the hot arid desert climate of Rajasthan i.e. the southern side is protected by an earth berm with the library & open auditorium towards the northern side of the site. Ar Sanjay Puri has shared detailed info about the project with SURFACES REPORTER (SR). Read on:
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Located in a small village Nokha in Rajasthan, this children’s library and community space is designed to provide facilities to underprivileged village children.
Accessible Roof Garden
The project comprises a gradually sloping roof garden that can be accessed via an open space that elevates eccentrically to create a children’s library towards the north west corner.
Simultaneously a larger series of curvilinear steps descend to form a subterranean open auditorium & community space.
Within this small site of 3678 sqm an enclosed space of only 180 sqm for the library, the design creates multiple community spaces which are protected from the harsh desert climate by the way they are configured and allow numerous ways for people to engage in various activities.
In response to the hot desert climate of Rajasthan the southern side is protected by an earth berm with the library & open auditorium towards the northern side of the site.
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Completion Year: 2021
Architecture Firm: Sanjay Puri Architects
Project Team: Ar Sanjay Puri, Ar Omkar Rane
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