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 various volumes.
▼项目概览，overview © Sanjay Puri Architects
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 is 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.
▼朝北的教室，classrooms orienting the north © Sanjay Puri Architects
▼校园通道，the campus channel © Sanjay Puri Architects
▼雕塑一般的建筑造型，the sculptural architectural form © Sanjay Puri Architects
▼仅三层楼高的校园建筑，a low rise school building with 3 level © Sanjay Puri Architects
与学校的学习空间得以相互穿插 © Sanjay Puri Architects
The semi-sheltered courtyard has multiple angular pathways, connecting the two parts of the school with landscaped play spaces that foster engagement. Traversed by a series of linear trapezoidal frames and sun-breakers, this focal area has a constantly changing shadow pattern depending on the sun’s direction throughout the day. The layout is intentionally fragmented allowing open landscaped spaces to be interspersed with the school’s learning spaces.
▼中央半遮蔽庭院，the central courtyard is partially shaded © Sanjay Puri Architects
▼庭院中有多条狭长通道，there are many narrow passages in the courtyard © Sanjay Puri Architects
▼斑驳的光影，the changing shadow© Sanjay Puri Architects
并穿过中心半遮蔽的庭院得以畅快循环 © Sanjay Puri Architects
维持了内部空间的凉爽 © Sanjay Puri Architects
The entire school opens towards a multipurpose playground & athletics track on the northern side. The entire circulation is through open naturally ventilated corridors traversing & skirting the focal semi-sheltered landscaped court in the center. Angled vertical walls act as sun breakers to reduce heat gain from the east, west & south sides generating cooler internal spaces. The complete electrical power requirement is generated by the residual energy of a cement plant nearby. In addition, the entire water is recycled & reused. The building by its design is thus extremely energy efficient.
▼半封闭的走廊，semi-enclosed corridorw © Sanjay Puri Architects
The organic layout creates a different character to each part of the school orienting each space with different views & different perceptions. 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.
▼楼梯间与宽敞走廊，stairwell and the spacious hallway © Sanjay Puri Architects
▼阳光从镂空的墙壁透进室内，sunlight filtered through the hollowed-out walls © Sanjay Puri Architects
▼楼梯间细部，details of the stairwell © Sanjay Puri Architects
▼一层校园平面图，ground floor plan © Sanjay Puri Architects
▼剖面图，section © Sanjay Puri Architects
Client: Shree Cement Ltd.
Site area: 190,000 sq.ft.
Built area: 93,000 sq.ft.
Location: Ras, Rajasthan, India
Principal architect: Sanjay Puri
Project architects: Ishveen Bhasin, Ankush Malde, Pooja Prajapati