Client: Ansal University
Size: 4,60,000 sq ft I 12 acres
The new building for Ansal University designed by Morphogenesis, positioned at their existing campus in Gurugram, creates a self-sustaining University that offers world class education and research in Architecture, Design, Technology, Management and allied professions through Passive Design with Sustainability at its core. It sits amidst a vast expanse of green with the Aravalli hills as a backdrop, it is designed as an addition to the existing buildings. The built form accommodates a diverse brief across 5 levels - new educational programmes and associated learning spaces, student services, campus administration, conference centre and public functions/activities etc. establishing the identity of the institute as a dynamic educational and cultural hub.
The project addresses flexibility in space-function as an approach towards resource optimization. The duality of function along with the muted material palette and passive design strategies aid in providing quality learning experience, progressive both in style and content. The Ansal University is an example of an inclusive architecture which is socio-culturally relevant and is inspired by traditional passive cooling methods, whilst positioning itself within the contemporary architectural paradigm.