Arya Architects

Ahmedabad | Since 1999 | Employees 10

Mewar Complex Project

Rajsamand, Rajasthan | India | Completed 2006 - 2008

Arya Architects-Mewar Complex Project
Battle Memorial photographer: © Arya Architects
The Mewar complex near Udaipur is a series of memorial and tourism facilities built to commemorate the life of Rana Pratap, the legendary king of Rajasthan. Most of his time being spent in jungles, on battlefields, he did not have a legacy of buildings like palaces, havelis, etc. His was a life of frugality, hardships, and also full of strengths. The brief of the government was to make battle scenes, chattris, walls with crenellations, in line with the traditional architecture. We, obviously, had other ideas. It took a lot of persuasion, to convince the authorities that these buildings should resonate the context and the life of the Maharana rather than some fixed imagery. The projects were about the landscape, the tension between the bringing the landscape into the buildings and taking the buildings out. They were about crafting the architecture out of local materials, raw textures, into the landscape, marking a point and then leaving it to the forces of nature.

Architect:
M/s Minakshi Jain Architects, Ahmedabad

Design team:

Vijay Arya - Principal Architect
Meghal Arya - Architect
Urvi Sheth - Architect

Arya Architects-Mewar Complex Project
Battle Memorial photographer: © Arya Architects
Arya Architects-Mewar Complex Project
Victory Memorial photographer: © Arya Architects
Arya Architects-Mewar Complex Project
Victory Memorial photographer: © Arya Architects
Arya Architects-Mewar Complex Project
Battle Memorial site plan, © Arya Architects
Arya Architects-Mewar Complex Project
Battle Memorial plan, section and diagrams, © Arya Architects
Arya Architects-Mewar Complex Project
Victory Memorial plan and section, © Arya Architects
Arya Architects-Mewar Complex Project
Victory Memorial diagrams, © Arya Architects