The planning is done to reduce heat gains from the front western façade. All major opening are planned along the northern façade. This provides with ample daylight in all the offices without increasing direct heat gains. This further reduces the Air Conditioning loads in the building and makes it cost as well as energy efficient. To further reduce the energy loads, a triple height atrium is planned at the center of the building that provides with daylight, space for green open space on the ground floor which also serves as the breather space in the building. Admin offices, director rooms and the circulation core are planned adjacent to the atrium thus removing the need to use any type of artificial lighting in any of these areas during the daytime hours.
Light shelves are used on the eastern façade of the building that provides with in-direct sunlight which is provides with ambient lighting without causing glare in the offices. Vertical concrete fins are used as the shading devices in the front western façade to reduce the heat gains. Since openings and glazing are reduced in the front façade to reduce heat gains; green terraces, cement screens and large opening are provided on the north side. With the incorporation of various passive techniques for keeping the indoor temperature lower, reducing heat gains and providing fresh air inside the building, the complex becomes sustainable and a healthy working place.
Dome shaped skylight is designed to roof the central atrium and provide ample daylight to the surrounding offices. This reduces the energy consumption and the operational costs.
With a west facing front facade, very few window openings are planned in the front to reduce the direct heat gains. Solid planes and surfaces are thus used for company branding and imageability.
All office areas are planned surrounding the central atrium. This facilitates ample daylight in all the usable areas of the building. Various elements are used in the atrium to create a distinct character. Recessed lighting is used to highlight niches and flood lights are used to enhance the texture of triple height stone mosaic wall.
Vertical fins are designed in the front west facing facade to cut direct heat gains and glare inside the building. Solid surfaces dominate the front facade and are used for branding while providing a distinct character to the building through various patterns and textures.
Various architectural elements are used in conjunction to create a harmonious and a distinct character in the building. Vertical linear elements dominate the facade and the same typology is shared between all the shading devices, vertical pipes, window openings etc.
Cement screens are used along the staircase/ circulation block on all the floors that provide natural ventilation inside the building. This further reduces direct glare while providing enough daylight required for circulation.
A play of light and geometry is created in the central atrium. Alternating semicircular projections are created at different floor levels with a complete circle at the top level. The overlapping of this geometry creates illusion and a dynamic pattern in daylight.
A cantilevered projection is made along the main office with integrated sunken planters. Double height vertical elements are used to screen the recessed glazings and facilitate space for vertical greens.