The Guild

Best Architectural Design for Museum

About the project
The KHB Trust in an endeavor to rejuvenate a 5 acres unused park in Bangalore adjacent to their existing institute has proposed to create a museum & auditorium, simultaneously landscaping the park to make a public space.
The gently contoured site is entered by an access road on the southern side sloping down towards the north with 2 small existing ponds. The landscape proposal links these two ponds creating a small waterfront on the northern perimeter of the site with stepped platforms imbibed from the ‘Stepped Ghats’ that are famous in the region of site’s location.
The museum & auditorium along with a large cafeteria are sited on the south east corner of the site orienting all the spaces towards the landscaped areas on the north & thereby reducing heat gain in a location that has temperatures in excess of 30°C most of the year.

Karnataka, 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. The firm has won over 360 awards including 246 International Architecture Awards.
Sanjay has been on the jury of the World Architecture Festival since 2010 . He has also been on the jury in The Plan Awards, Italy, The Inde Awards, Australia, The Dezeen Awards, UK, The Architizer A+ Awards New York & The Architectural Review Awards, UK.

Status of the project
Conceptual design