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The Ras Club merges with the underlying bridge and water reservoir, creating a large community space

Sanjay Puri Architects

Sport&Leisure  /  Future
Sanjay Puri Architects

An existing low lying area within a 100 acre residential township that is perennially filled with water is slightly deepened & widened to create a linear water reservoir for the development. At one end of this water reservoir a recreational club with sporting facilities is designed along the existing contours of the site stepping down towards the water reservoir organically. Evocative of the stepped wells that have existed in this desert region since centuries, the club design creates outdoor north facing terraces at each level. The entire embankment on either side of the reservoir is stepped with seating areas and landscaped spaces to create a community space for the township’s residents. Towards the middle of the linear water catchment area a bridge is being constructed for vehicular access across the site. The entire club, seating areas along the water & the bridge are all being constructed from locally sourced sandstone providing a sustainable low carbon solution while simultaneously reducing heat gain in the interior spaces of the club. The entertainment spaces of the club occupy the western side whilst the sporting facilities are planned in the eastern side. Simple rectilinear cuboids fragment the club into an organic composition of cuboid volumes interspersed with landscaped terraces. The bridge opposite too is fragmented into screened cuboids with spaces for people to sit and enjoy the views of the water on either side. Designed holistically with reference to context & simultaneously imbibing tradition, the Ras Club, bridge & water reservoir merge seamlessly creating a large community space.

Credits

 RAJASTHAN
 INDIA
 SHREE CEMENT LTD
 12/2022
 3240 mq
 SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS
 SANJAY PURI , PRACHI PAWAR
 SHREE CEMENT LTD
 Kelkar designs and Vijaytech consultants
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 SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS

Curriculum

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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