The Rajasthan School
Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility
About the project
Imbibing the organic character of Indian villages & old cities, the Rajasthan School is a low rise 3 level school with open, enclosed and semi enclosed spaces of varying volumes.
Taking cognizance of the desert climate of its location with temperatures in excess of 35°C for most of the year, each of the classrooms are north oriented to derive indirect sunlight .
The auditorium , primary school and administration space occupy the southern side of the plot opening into a large sheltered open area towards the north beyond which the secondary school classrooms, library & cafeteria are located.
The Rajasthan School derives its character from the organic old cities, with an informal layout, interspersed open & enclosed volumes, designed in response to the hot climate, creating a school that is exploratory in multiple ways.
Ras, Rajasthan, India
Project implementation 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 : Sanjay Puri.
Design Team: Sanjay Puri, Ishveen Bhasin, Ankush Malde, Pooja Prajapari.
Client Name: Shree Cement
Main Contractor: Esspee Constructions, Jaipur
Consultants: Epsilon Design Pvt. Ltd (MEP); Dr. Kelkar Design Pvt. Ltd. (Structural)
Photo credits: Dinesh Mehta