|Architecture by: Sanjay Prakash & Associates (now SHiFt: Studio for Habitat Futures)|
|Type of building use: Institutional
Year of completion: 2005 (first phase occupied since 1989, continuing phases of occupation till completion)
Built-up area: 1,20,000 sft
Plot size: 7 acre campus
Climatic Zone: Hot and Dry Climate
Actual Occupancy: Above 80% on an average.
|Campus of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi Branch, with health centre, workshops, library, auditorium, hostel, etc.
This ashram complex is expressed as a mandala form inventing the future of our past, using the present for its realization. It hints at durable materials: not energy consuming steel and glass, but evolved use of natural materials such as waste marble and white slate. And it demonstrates a lifestyle that can subsist with a minimal use of energy, water and other resources.
Actual Energy Performance Index in Awaited : 12.76kWhr/Sq.m/year
Percentage of A/C and non A/C regularly occupied spaces: Non Air-conditioned Building
Owner / User Testimony: : Awaited from clients
Awards / Green Rating / Energy: None (Never applied as against ashram philosophy.)
Architecture by: Sanjay Prakash, Manoj Joshi, Rakesh Sood
Structural Design by: V. P. Agarwal & Haku
Services Design by: 1. No one (same architectural team)
Project management: Various Ashram members
Contractor: Work done in-house supervised and coordinated by Ashram members