Nominated to win 2A Asia Architecture Awards (2ACAA 2019)
Architects: Sanjay Puri Architects
Area: 211000 ft²
Photographs: Dinesh Mehta
Manufacturers: Kohler, Somany, Texture and Paint
MEP Consultants: Epsilon Design Consultancy
Structural Consultants: Padaria Consultants
Taking a cue from the old city streets of Mathura city in India where this project is located, this 800 room students’ hostel creates organic spaces.
Designed in 4 level high, 5 linear blocks, the built spaces snake across a wedge shaped site twisting and turning along their length. Sitting adjacent to repetitive hostel blocks on the east and west these new hostels within a large university campus create individual spaces within a discernible identity in each part of the layout.
The orientation of all the buildings are done with a view of generating large north facing garden areas overlooking a vast playground towards the north. In addition, each hostel room is punctuated with a wedge shaped bay window oriented towards the north and the playground.
Each hostel room has ventilation openings in the internal corridor facilitating cross ventilation. The linear buildings create small break out spaces at each bending point allowing natural light into the internal circulation spaces.