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Knowledge and Visitor's Centre
Culture I Jodhpur, Rajasthan

The conservation areas on the upper level, get entirely natural light, the two archival floors below are protected from heat and water by their position- floating between the water prone ground level and the relative heat of the uppermost level.

Client Mehrangarh Museum Trust
Area 26,694 Sq.ft
Status Competition 2018
Team Shimul Javeri Kadri, Sarika Shetty, Bhavin Patel, Sapna Rohra, Namita Kara

PROGRAM: CONSERVATION, ARCHIVE CENTRE, DIGITAL STUDY AND CONFERENCE, MULTIPURPOSE HALL, ADMINISTRATION

The Mehrangarh Fort has a unique position as a contemporary public space. It has transformed itself over the years into a repository of information and cultural exchange. Its role as a democratic institution for public engagement is being forged by current interventions and one can only rejoice at the potential for this transformation in involving the citizens of the city of Jodhpur as well as visitors from across the globe. The fort with its organic growth across five centuries expresses each unique era through built form. We must then express the current moment while respecting the traditions of the past.