Bhishangarh Fort Hotel Project

Bhishangarh, Rajasthan

Site:
The fort is located in the premises of Shahpura Estate, 50kms from Jaipur on the NH8. It is a 17th century fort which was primarily built for defense purposes.


Concept:
Approach is to keep the fort wall untouched and build a mushroom structure, emerging from within the fort, as a vertical extrusion of the fort. The new structure in layers of stone and glass would accommodate 24 suites. The old structure accommodates a large convention centre (150 seats).

The horizontal slit between the old structure and the new is conceived to be a 360° panoramic restaurant. The roof top is a glass floor swimming pool which hangs right above the lobby creating dynamic space and light.

The 30 other rooms and services would be built as a linear building inspired from the fortification walls. It would be vertically connected to the fort with help of escalators and lifts.