Jaisalmer's Oval-shaped school stays cool naturally without AC, deets inside
The architectural masterpiece that has a glorious purpose of women empowerment is a school named The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls' School designed by Diana Kellogg Architechs from New York.
In the desert of Thar lies an oval-shaped ochre-hued building that gapes straight out of the artist's book. The architectural masterpiece has a glorious purpose of women empowerment. The building is a school named The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls' School designed by Diana Kellogg Architechs from New York. It was commissioned by the US NGO CITTA that supports development in the most economically challenged, geographically remote, or marginalized communities in the world. The school intends to educate over 400 girls belonging below the poverty line community of the remote Thar region.
The institution is profoundly artistic. It is carved by the local craftsmen using hand-cut Jaisalmer sandstone. Due to the Jaisalmer sandstone used during the construction of the building, it remains cool without any air conditioner in the middle of the sweltering temperatures of the desert. The school uniforms are also unique and traditional, designed by famous fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. The students of Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls' School uniform is blue Kurtis intricated with traditional work on the border and smart violet trousers.