Photographer: © Arya Architects

Battle Memorial

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Battle Memorial

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Photographer: © Ariel Huber

Battle Memorial

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Battle Memorial

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Photographer: © Ariel Huber

Battle Memorial

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Battle Memorial

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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

Photographer: © Arya Architects

Battle Memorial

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Battle Memorial

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Photographer: © Ariel Huber

Battle Memorial

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Battle Memorial

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Photographer: © Ariel Huber

Battle Memorial

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Battle Memorial

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Photographer: © Ariel Huber

Battle Memorial

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Battle Memorial

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Photographer: © Ariel Huber

Battle Memorial

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Battle Memorial

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Photographer: © Arya Architects

Victory Memorial

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Victory Memorial

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Photographer: © Arya Architects

Victory Memorial

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Victory Memorial

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Photographer: © Ariel Huber

Victory Memorial

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Victory Memorial

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Photographer: © Ariel Huber

Victory Memorial

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Victory Memorial

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Photographer: © Ariel Huber

Victory Memorial

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Victory Memorial

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Photographer: © Ariel Huber

Victory Memorial

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Victory Memorial

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Photographer: © Ariel Huber

Victory Memorial

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Victory Memorial

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Battle Memorial site plan, © Arya Architects

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Battle Memorial site plan, © Arya Architects

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Battle Memorial plan, section and diagrams, © Arya Architects

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Battle Memorial plan, section and diagrams, © Arya Architects

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Victory Memorial plan and section, © Arya Architects

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Victory Memorial plan and section, © Arya Architects

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Victory Memorial diagrams, © Arya Architects

Mewar Complex Project by Arya Architects | Museums

Victory Memorial diagrams, © Arya Architects

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