Location: New Okhla Industrial Development Area, Uttar Pradesh, India
Project Work Status: Completed Projects
Area: 3,91,000 Sq Ft L 3.3 Acres
Client: India Glycols
Project Completed: 2009
Sited in a non-contextual suburban area of Delhi, the setting led to the development of an introverted scheme that would address environmental and socio-economic issues from first principles. The built form configured of 8m wide office bays optimizes the natural day lighting and helps to define the programmatic requirements of the office. A stacking system is used to generate a variety of open spaces; courtyards, verandahs, terraces, green roofs etc. that help to structure the office spaces. A central spine traversing the built volume serves as the common activity zone, with other departments branching out. Instead of an overlay of an environmental layer, passive design techniques are employed throughout the scheme. Solar exclusion is achieved by means of a solid external perimeter, which only permits diffused daylight into the office environs.