Designer: tbc – previously featured
Location: Hyderabad, India
Application: Wall panels, bar top
Product series: Opal
Product thickness: 15mm
Colour name/code: Opal Iceberg
Colour group: White, cream
Special comment: previously featured project
HI TECH CITY MADHAPUR HYDERBAD
Nanda Kumar Birudavolu
Nandu Associates, Hyderabad.
Team: B. Nanda Kumar, Ankita Gupta, B.H.Ravi Shankar, B.Naveen Reddy
Interiors Ed Poole, Poole Associates Private Limited, Singapore.
Structural United Consultants, Chennai.
Services Eskayem, Mumbai.
Lighting Consultant Integrated Lighting Design Los Angeles.
As you drive towards Hi tech city, looking at block after block of built FAR, there is a break from the concrete boxes of commercial and apartment buildings. You see the 9 floor frame with stepped terrace gardens : 'Avasa'.
The irregular shaped site was the biggest design challenge. The site is wide towards the front road and narrows down towards the back. The building follows the site, forming the letter 'A', in plan.
One of the aims of the design was to respect the given site. Thus, the design of the hotel responds to its context with a highly site-specific scheme.Due to limited open space on site and in the vicinity, a continuous green space has been conceived in the form of stepped terraces.These terraces are visually connected from the third level to the top floor. Thus, the rooms are arranged along the two arms of the 'A' and the connecting slab between the two arms acts as terrace space which step back as one proceeds to the higher levels.
The stepped elevation faces north, bringing in natural north light into the atrium and limits energy use. Stones used for flooring throughout the property have been sourced from local sites within the state, reducing the carbon footprint. Aluco-bond cladding was deliberately kept to the bare minimum. With 98% of the lighting being LED, Avasa is a highly environmentally friendly property.
Why did you specify Marblo® and what benefits did the product bring to the project?