A proposal engaged in a new interpretation of the hotel typology. The shape of the site and sheer density of rooms along with the mandatory requirements for light, ventilation and views From each suite evolved the design into an X shaped plan.
The X-shaped plan also worked well in terms of short fire exit routes and economy of structure.
one of the bars is clad in perforated copper sheets; the other is a double skinned glass bar.
Every key feature of the hotel type was re -investigated...
- The entire floor plate levitates above the ground floor- creating three vertically stacked zones. The parking, plant, banquet rooms, specialty restaurants are all buried underground; deriving light and ventilation through sunken courtyards.
- The reception occupies the ground level and is akin to a glass box surrounded by tropical green, allowing for deep vistas in every direction. It is re -visualized that guests use this green plane for recreational activities.
- The pool and the health club along with the bar will crisscross each other on the roof tops.
The location of Ibis project; a kilometer from the Mumbai airport; reveals the X shaped plan echoing the crisscross of our runway strips.