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THE STREET

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Residential
  • Company/Firm
    Sanjay Puri Architects
  • Lead Designer
    SANJAY PURI
  • Design Team
    Ishveen Bhasin, Ankush Malde
  • Architect
    SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS
  • Interior Designer
    SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS
  • Const. Company
    MM BUILDERS
  • Location
    MATHURA, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
  • Project Date
    MARCH 2017
  • Project Link

Inspired from the old city streets of Mathura this 800 room university hostel creates organic spaces.
5 linear blocks snake across a wedge shaped site bending along their length. Sitting adjacent to repetitive hostel blocks on either side these new blocks create individual spaces with a discernible identity in each part of the layout.
The orientation of all blocks are done with a view of generating large north facing gardens overlooking a vast playground. Each room is punctuated with a wedge shaped bay window oriented towards the north and a ventilation opening facing the internal corridor facilitating cross ventilation. Small break out spaces created at each bending point of the block allow natural light into internal corridors.
These factors create an energy efficient building minimizing heat gain in response to a climate which has 8 hot months in a year. Due to the bay-windows indirect sunlight is facilitated inside the rooms throughout the year.
Two focal areas are created at the ends to house cafeterias and games opening onto gardens and terraces.
The organic layout of the buildings characterizes spaces within the site.

Bio
Sanjay Puri Architects are listed in top 100 architects worldwide by Archdaily Architizer, New York includes Sanjay Puri Architects in their list of the top 136 design firms worldwide. The firm tops the list of WA Community, UK award winners across the world. Winning the World Architecture Festival’s Best Housing object of the Year 2018 in Amsterdam and the World’s Best Residential building in the LEAF Awards, London, the firm has won over 250 awards including 160 international award and 100 National awards.