Shiva Museum

Best Architectural Design for Museum

About the project
Located in Jaipur city in Rajasthan, India, the museum is split into 2 wedge shaped areas allowing visitors to access the exhibition spaces on either side through a large walkway which acts as a community space for hosting activities. This walkway simultaneously frames an existing traditional temple at the rear instead of completely blocking its visibility from the main road if the building was one complete volume.
Proposed to be built in the regional sandstone available within a few kilometers from the site, the building opens up in the center framing views of the temple beyond.
The design takes cognizance of the requirements, the location of an existing temple, locally available materials and the climate to create a responsive contextual building for the community.

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Project design year

Applicant and authors of the project
Sanjay Puri Architects.
Sanjay Puri graduated in 1988 from the Academy of Architecture , Mumbai. He commenced his firm Sanjay Puri Architects in 1992 which now has a strength of 81 people. The firm has won 207 International Awards and 99 National Awards in India.Sanjay has been a judge at The World Architecture Festivals in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Singapore & Berlin. He has been on the jury of Architectural Review Awards, London, Plan Awards, Venice, Inde Awards, Australia.
Principal Architect – Mr. Sanjay Puri.
Design Team – Sanjay Puri, Omkar Rane.

Other participants
Client – Amber Development and Management Authority

Status of the project
Conceptual design