Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur

Location: Jodhpur
Site area: 850 Acres

Conceptualized as a “Living Laboratory”, IIT Jodhpur’s planning aims to create the sense of an intellectual community that indulges in debate and the exchange of ideas through interactive spaces and enclosures that dot the entire site. The cluster planning of faculty residences and hostels further encourages this, and it well suited to the arid climate of this region. Deep overhangs, recessed windows, heavy massing and double walls have been adopted as passive design measures to protect the interior environment from the heat. Traditional expressions of Jodhpuri art and architecture such as “kunds”, “jharokas”, “chhatris”, “jaalis”and “johads” form an integral part of the architectural vocabulary of this institute.

IIT Jodhpur is designed to be a self sustainable, “Smart Eco-Campus” through net zero design, with zero waste generated, net zero energy and net zero water utilized. All natural resources are recycled and the university therefore boasts of a low carbon footprint.

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