New MLU campus in Rewa integrates a solar roof in an interesting design vocabulary.
Published on - 01-Jul-2018
The proposed campus of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University
of Mass communication and Journalism in Rewa is a satellite campus
comprising of Academic block, an Auditorium, Student- activity Center, guest house,
Hostel and staff residence. When fully functional the small campus will be home
to about 1500 students, faculty and staff.
At the outset of design process, the team
proceeded with clear goal of making a campus that has a diverse range of covered
and open spaces that foster creativity and collaboration; to have a building
with minimum energy footprint and a campus that is sensible in reference to
site, location and climate.
The design envisages a dynamic
configuration of forms which carve out public spaces, green terraces and
common areas. East-west orientation of main building provides daylight without
much heat gain. Staggered terraces, covered entrance plazas and a big solar
roof on top of building are meant to keep the outdoor spaces cool.
Careful positioning of openings, use of appropriate
materials and the rooftop solar plant dramatically reduce the energy requirement of the project.