Polycab Expertise Centre / FHD India
Textual content description offered by the architects. Polycab EC is situated in Halol – the commercial hub of Gujarat, near Vadodara. The mission goals to carry 3 major applications– a company workplace, Expertise heart, and auditorium beneath one sustainable roof for the shopper who’s one in all India’s largest cable producers. The geometry of the constructing intends to guard the prevailing bushes on web site. The auditorium floats above an atrium, connecting the workplace zone and expertise heart, whereas the atrium connects to the manufacturing unit behind. The double block configuration self-shades the central panorama court docket, whereas the convention room as a bridge connects the 2 blocks throughout the court docket. The Basement G+ 3 storey workplace block homes the staff and facilities. The expertise heart homes a museum of the corporate’s displays and convention services. The auditorium is accessible from each areas.
A 15m cantilever gate marks the arrival from the principle highway. The drop-off is on the shaded atrium, from the place the consumer can enter both the workplace or the expertise heart. The atrium expresses curvilinear intersecting beams on the ceiling. The workplace has a triple top naturally lit entry foyer. The wall mural depicts the “Banyan tree”, attribute of the native tradition, in addition to copper that carries power inside a cable to create gentle. The mural is complemented by suspended glass leaves forming the chandelier on the roof. Every workplace flooring overlooks the central atrium. The cafeteria on the highest flooring is of course lit whereas overlooking the pure views. It has an accessible exercise terrace above the convention bridge, overlooking the panorama. The panorama makes use of repurposed – cable packing trays which might be regionally out there.
The mission is designed to grow to be a Web-Zero power constructing. The balcony overhangs horizontally shade the southern façade. The façade is designed with Low-E glass and aluminum fins on the East which might be designed as per photo voltaic angles. The fins are designed to maximise views of the close by hills and maximize daylight to the workplace areas whereas shading the direct solar. The mixed setup reduces the power requirement of the constructing by 20% from the bottom case of unshaded common glass.
The photo voltaic system on the roof designed for 195KW capability offsets 40% of all power wants of the constructing. The extra photo voltaic panels laid on a neighboring manufacturing unit of the identical mission, aspires to offset the opposite 60% of the power wants, thereby making it a real Web-Zero constructing. 70% of all building supplies concerned have been procured inside a 100km radius to restrict embodied power. Environment friendly water fixtures and rainwater properly scale back the water want of the constructing by 30%. The mission has been introduced as a case examine in a number of worldwide boards resembling IDAC Mumbai- 2022 – Inexperienced Pavilion for its Sustainable design and Zak-World of Facades 2022, Hyderabad for its revolutionary Façade design.