01 MATHURA, IN­DIA EN­ERGY EF­FI­CIENT

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The Street is an 800-room hos­tel for stu­dents at GLA Univer­sity that’s been de­signed by San­jay Puri Ar­chi­tects. Five four-storey blocks – each painted in a dif­fer­ent colour – have been ori­en­tated to gen­er­ate large north-fac­ing gar­den ar­eas, while each sep­a­rate room has a wedge­shaped win­dow and ven­ti­la­tion open­ings that fa­cil­i­tate cross-drafts, help­ing min­imise heat gain in an area where the av­er­age tem­per­a­ture is over 30 de­grees for eight months of the year. The use of rain wa­ter har­vest­ing and so­lar pan­els add to the en­ergy ef­fi­ciency of the Dhs22 mil­lion project, which took two years to com­plete.

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