Central University Rajasthan

Location: Jaipur
Site area: 500 Acres

The land of Rajputana splendour, Rajasthan is known for its rich cultural heritage and its arid desert climate. The forts and palaces of this region relied heavily on passive cooling techniques and the use of stone as a material. Some of the architectural elements that are native to this state include ornate “jharokas” or overhanging, enclosed balconies, “chhatris” or canopy shaped pavilions and “jaalis” or stone lattices. Rainwater harvesting via stepped wells was also practiced here.

The campus of the Central University in Rajasthan was designed to emulate the rich architectural context which is derived from the climatic conditions of this region. Natural stone clad institutional buildings borrow from the Rajasthani architectural vocabulary with lattices, chhatris and small fenestrations. The blocks are oriented to face the north-south direction, to avoid the harsh sun. A central landscaped plaza with water features, covered pathways and sculptures is one of the main features of the master plan.

Central University Rajasthan’s sustainable design has won it a GRIHA 4 star rating. This campus has an intake of over 10,000 students and has 1000 faculty members.

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