Third Space has been imagined as a home for learning and exploration for all ages. The centre houses leisure, cultural and educational programs all under one roof and provides world class facilities for formal and informal learning, socialising and performing arts.
Celebrating the ancient technologies of Rajasthan, historical architectural elements, such us havelis/internal courtyards, stone-carved screens and wind towers, have been reinterpreted in a contemporary way using modern methods of fabrication and the efficient use of local materials in order to reduce embodied carbon caused by transport.
Local white marble will be water-jet cut to create jali ventilation screens and Gokhra projecting wind catchers in the facade. As well as being a key part in the passive cooling strategy for the building, the Gokhras will provide small, playful cantilevered rooms for reading, meeting and relaxing, creating an external aesthetic deeply rooted to its context. The marble screens off-cuts will be used to create floor tiles as well as masonry walls on the ground floor, while waste marble dust is used to reduce cement and sand content in the concrete mix resulting in a whiter finish.