The JSPL auditorium, at the edge of the school campus and adjacent to the amphitheatre, is the cultural focus of the industrial town of Jindalgarh and its numerous satellite townships. It has a capacity to seat more than 2000 people to cater to these needs.
The stage is designed for the performance of large dance, drama, and public functions, as well as the screening of the latest Bollywood films downloaded through the satellite link and projected on the 18 metre wide screen.
The mild steel structure is made up of girders, plates and rods manufactured at the adjacent steel plant and are fabricated by local welders on the site, supervised by engineers from the steel plant.
The composite trusses create a column free space of 55 x 55 meters and 22 meters in height, to accommodate the main body of the hall. The enveloping circulation spaces and deep verandahs serve as the entrance porticos on all four sides.
The structure is expressed as being separate from volume of the hall and forms a shaded buffer around the building that shields the interior from the hot and humid exterior thereby substantially reducing air-conditioning loads.
The resolution of the structure and steel joinery details give the building its fundamental aesthetic, while the form and the relationship with the surrounding terrain softens its monumental scale.