Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Project Work Status: Completed Projects
Team: Ar. Shwetambari Shetye, Ar. Shweta Satpute, Ar. Darshan Nerkar, Ar. Chaitanya Padhye, Ar. Harshad Mehendale.
Ar. Sunil Kulkarni (Partner, Core)Project Management:
Ar. Sandeep Potadar (Partner, Core)
The existing building constitutes ground floor and three floors. The new building planned has to be built without disturbing the working hotel, and in a very short period of time. the brief demanded addition of 42 new rooms to be constructed and renovated plus three conferences and renovation of the entire existing hotel except for 20 rooms. To achieve the time frame and to reduce air and noise pollution during construction, we decided to go for a complete steel skeleton, which would go up 4 floors without touching the existing building and then start connecting on the terrace. this drastically reduces the time frame of the project and also avoids the dirt and grime caused by R.C.C. buildings during construction. The steel strucutre adds to the aesthetics of the building and is left exposed after extensive detailing of junctions, members and frames.