Name: Makhanlal Chaturvedi University

Client: Govt. of Madhya Pradesh

Location: Rewa, M.P

Status: Proposed

Site Area: 5.0 Acres

Named after a freedom fighter, poet and journalist, the University conducts courses in Journalism and Mass Communication. The proposed campus in Rewa will be a satellite campus comprising of the Academic block, an Auditorium, Student-activity Centre, guest house, Hostel, and staff residence. The site is mostly linear and has an institutional context. It is located on the Rewa-Sirmour road. The driving principles behind the design were promoting maximum multi-disciplinary interaction and creating a pedestrian-friendly campus.

The design of Academic block is a dynamic and porous composition of building blocks, carving out public spaces for students and visitors to facilitate collaboration. The east-west orientation of the building provides abundant daylight without much heat gain. Staggered terraces created at various levels with a floating roof give the building a distinct architectural expression and creates a desirable micro climate.

The design intends to promote inter-disciplinary collaboration and interaction among students. Informal meetings evoke exchange of ideas and knowledge which serves the inspiration for the design. To promote such synergy, the building is integrated with scattered green areas which double as informal spill outs. The student activity centre has been directly connected to the building, to provide flexibility of space for the students.