Architecture of JKK

JKK’s uniquely structured building on the theme of nine planets was designed by the renowned Indian architect of international repute–Late Charles Correa. The architecture of the building is based on the Navgraha (Nine-Planet) concept of Indian astronomy and resembles the square-grid plan of Jaipur city as well.

The main building contains six exhibition galleries, open air theatre, auditoriums, dormitories, and coffee house. Each section of the building resembles the characteristics of the  respective planet for instance, the library is located in the Jupiter section, which attributes to knowledge and wisdom. The murals from the Jain mythology, the charts and paintings on the ceiling of the central dome formulate the exceptional nature of  JKK. The Coffee House in the lunar section portrays the less revealed aspects of Indian astronomy through the paintings and creativity shown here; even on the coffee – tables.  Moreover, it witnesses the leisure activities of the intelligentsia and art connoisseurs in the fragrant ambience of their thoughts, coffee beans and appetising cuisines.

Adjoining the main building of JKK, a rural complex housed in it 9.5 acre complex known as Shilpgram is the venue for fairs, haat bazaars and festivals. It has six huts representing Braj (Bharatpur) , Hadauti (Kota), Tribal( Dungarpur), Desert (Barmer and Bikaner), Shekhawati (Sikar) and Centre ( Jaipur).