Environmentally Sound

The structure of the KGI Garment Factory is composed of steel, concrete and glass, and a rammed earth wall. It was designed by Shilpa Architects to incorporate sustainability, with the economic, environmental and social benefits of a PEB construction.

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The KGI Garment Factory is a naturally day-lit building, which houses 500 employees. The structure is composed of steel, concrete glass, and a rammed earth wall. It was designed to incorporate sustainability, most importantly in its natural lighting and temperature control, thereby, increasing employee satisfaction and productivity. The design also promotes local architecture and craftsmen.

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The combination of well-known economic benefits (cost, durability), environmental benefits (recyclable, sustainable), and social benefits (health, safety, local workforce employability) of steel has proven to be the perfect choice for this project. Large span structure PEB was the requirement. Steel supplied by Kirby building systems is used here in making the roof and columns.

Pavitra Sriprakash
Usually steel is the chosen material for any manufacturing and storage facility worldwide due to its versatility, strength and durability. We have used steel supplied by Kirby Building Systems in making the roof and columns.


Ar. Pavitra Sriprakash, Shilpa Architects

The Abodo Rammed Earth Wall made using fly ash blocks of recycled material, funnels the glare-free north light into the Shop Floor. The soil used is organic and a locally available material worked on by local craftsman. Its superior thermal mass ensures appropriate temperature control inside the building. Skylights installed on the roof make way for natural lighting. The design has been created with the best orientation for lighting while reducing heat gain and glare into the building.

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30 turbo vents maintain the room temperature within the factory shed, while providing ample ventilation without air conditioning. The combined effect from the ventilation and skylight interventions alone result in energy savings of 48%.
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