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Nokha Garden Library, curves and spirals to create a children's space

sanjay puri architects

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sanjay puri architects

Interlocked curvilinear volumes spiral asymmetrically creating a children's library and a community space for villagers in a small village Nokha in Rajasthan, India. A gradually sloping roof garden accessible as an open space rises up eccentrically to form a children’s library towards the north west corner. Simultaneously a larger series of curvilinear steps descend to form a subterranean open auditorium & community space. In response to the hot desert climate of Rajasthan the southern side is protected by an earth berm with the library & open auditorium towards the northern side of the site. Within this small site of 3600 sqm an enclosed space of only 180 sqm for the library, the design creates multiple community spaces which are protected from the harsh desert climate by the way they are configured and allow numerous ways for people to engage in various activities. This project is designed to provide facilities to underprivileged village children.


 3600 mq


Sanjay Puri Architects are listed in the 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 LEAF Awards London Best Interior Architecture 2021, the World Architecture Festival’s Best Housing Project of the Year 2018 in Amsterdam and the World’s Best Residential building in the LEAF Awards, London 2017, the firm has won over 300 awards including 200 international awards and over 100 National awards.
The firm founded in 1992 has won architectural projects in Australia , Spain, Montenegro, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman and Dallas in addition to projects in 40 Indian cities.

With a firm strength of 72, evolving design solutions that are contextual and creating spaces that revolutionize the way they are experienced form the essence of the firms design philosophy.


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