The NIIT University campus is nestled in the Aravali range in Rajasthan, considered to be the oldest fold mountain range in the world. A Master Plan ought to take cognizance of the needs of the site as well as the requirements of the University. The NU Master plan, path breaking in its vision and ambitious in implementation, prepares for just that. This particular site at Neemrana posed several challenges. The master plan was developed after due consideration of environmental impact. It respects the natural flows through the site and breaks fresh ground for promoting sustainable development. It allows phased construction of the University to start from the north side and continue towards the south.
Along with the architectural challenges of the site, come the tremendous opportunities that perhaps few other sites offer. Cradled in the magnificent Aravali mountain range, the site offers possibilities for recreation and learning, restricted only by your enthusiasm. The topology of the site gives the University an invaluable resource- a sustainable source of water supply.
The NU campus is designed as a walking campus without motor vehicles. To make it possible for people to walk in the heat of Neemrana, a shaded and rain protected pedestrian spine linking all major areas in the University, is in development. Students will be able to walk to the academic buildings under shade and facilities will be located along the pedestrian spine, making sure that it remains active and safe all through the day. Motor vehicles will be parked in a parking lot near the entrance.
Students are the focus of this campus layout. The views from each hostel room are designed so as to bring the feeling of nature into interior spaces. One of the natural depressions in the site has been developed as an amphitheater and another will be developed as the sports arena. A rooftop open air theater has been built for enjoying sunsets, and perhaps, dreaming of new horizons.