Jaipur as the capital city of the state of Rajasthan houses rich cultural heritage architectural designs as well as stands out when it comes to the modern-day architecture. Enlisted below are some of the most amazing buildings and structures of Jaipur that catch the eyes of the sightseer.
Motisons Jewelers Building
Motisons Jewelers Building is a concept by a very eminent company named Kothari Associates. They came up with a design for Motisons Jewelers that is unique and one a kind for India. The building imparts a remarkable appeal during daytime and becomes a vibrant show of lights and unmatched architectural design.
The building is famous for its crackling effects of the veins and color changing effects on its glass outer facet. The color changing is programmable as per desired effects and varies every day. The shape of the building is inspired by a “lotus”. The building is square in plan, symmetrical from all four sides. The leaves of the lotus bounce off the building. Each leaf is created with colored glass in extremely intricate geometry. This is probably the largest example of ‘Spider Application’ in India.
Shree Cement Ltd, JLN Marg
Predominantly known for ancient architecture, Jaipur’s added a modern-day twist with the Shree Cement Building at JLN Marg. The building is LED-studded, designed by the well-known Sanjay Puri architects, it is quite hi-tech. Known as the ‘72 Screens Building’; it includes the traditional art of ‘Jaali’ or a mesh as its façade. The building’s frontage turns into a kaleidoscope of changing LED displays.
Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha
Rajasthan follows unicameralism legislature. The Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) is situated in the capital city of Jaipur. It was first formed in March 1952. There is a total of 200 Assembly constituencies in Rajasthan, which are represented by 200 MLAs (Members of Legislative Assembly). The new building of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly is one of the most modern legislature complexes in India. Sited in an expansive area of 16.96 acres, the building is located in the Jyoti Nagar of the city.
The exterior of the building has been provided with customary features of Rajasthan tradition such as Jharoka, Chhatri etc. in Jodhpur and Bansi Paharpur stone. The assembly hall has occupancy for 260 members to sit comfortably and a hall of the same capacity.
Jawahar Circle in Jaipur is claimed to be the biggest park in the shape of a circle in Asia, developed on a highway traffic circle. It is situated in Malviya Nagar near Sanganer Airport on Jawaharlal Nehru Marg. The diameter of the circle is 452 meters and the circumference measures 1420 meters. This park was fully developed by JDA (Jaipur Development Authority) and is one of Jaipur’s favorite recreational places. There are multiple concentric tracks in the park. It is surrounded by Rose Gardens. Musical fountains, modern play equipment, jogging tracks are being added to the park.
World Trade Park
World Trade Park is situated in Malviya Nagar in Jaipur and was inaugurated by the Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan. The construction took more than five years for its development. The building has two different blocks; one in North and other in South, separated by the City Street. The two buildings are joined by a bridge, which has restaurants. World Trade Park at Jaipur provides the facilities for office meetings, entertainment, shopping etc. WTP was honored with the ‘mall of the year’ award and ‘best architect of the year’ by BCI India. The operating time of the mall is from 10.00 am to 11.00 pm.
The JDA (Jaipur Development Authority) took an initiative to set up Jaipur’s tallest statue named ‘Arjuna Statue’ at SMS Stadium Jaipur to show respect to Rajasthan’s sportsperson Arjuna. The sculpture is 55 feet tall including base 30 feet height and is said to be the tallest statue in Jaipur and 2nd tallest statue in Rajasthan. It was put up before the Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit in November 2015.
Albert Hall Museum
The Albert Hall Museum is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the State museum of Rajasthan. It was named after King Edward VII (Albert Edward), during whose visit; the foundation stone of the building was laid on 6 February 1876. Situated in Ram Niwas Garden outside the city wall, it is an excellent example of Indo-Saracenic Style architecture. The building was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, assisted by Mir Tujumool Hoosein, and was opened as a public museum in 1887. It is also called the Government Central Museum. The museum houses a rich collection of artifacts including paintings, carpets, ivory products, stone, metal sculptures, and some works in a crystal.
Beautiful architecture is the backbone of any city. It is the infrastructure of the city that makes it stand out. Jaipur’s facet has changed a lot by the construction of such colossal structural marvels in the city.