Project Name: Aakash corporate office
Architect: Conarch Architects
Location: Pusa Road, New Delhi
Plot Area: 1,350 sq.yd
Built-up Area: 40,000 sq.ft
Completion Year: 2019
Project Scope: Architectural and Interior design
Turnkey Builder: RP Realtech
Content: Neha Goel
Photography: Prashant Dubey, Nitish Goel
Built on an urban infill site and situated within walking distance from a transit hub, the project is appropriately sited to benefit from the city’s growing mass public transit system. The design takes advantage of the proximity to the available alternative transportation system by minimizing the onsite area dedicated to parking. For a building accommodating about 350 employees, the project provides for parking of 25 stalls only.
The structure comprises of six storeys; the floor plates are a combination of open-plan offices, individual offices, conference and meeting rooms. The stilt and basement floors have service areas, break out spaces, multipurpose halls and parking. The roof area is greened and partly designed as a roof terrace. Its lively sculptural facade is rich in simplicity and proportions. The backlit geometrical surfaces transform a mundane building corner on a busy street into a point of interest.
Innovative architectural solutions come with a set of equally complex and demanding building construction processes. Transforming a building design into a physical reality is a challenge no less. Throughout the construction of the project we collaborated with RP Realtech Pvt Ltd, who were responsible for construction execution and providing all the material, labor, equipment and services necessary for building completion
Principal Architect S.K. Goel
Characteristic of Delhi’s urban area, the site is a long narrow rectangle with built properties on three sides, with front, rear and side setbacks. The long narrow site poses a challenge to naturally lit workspaces at lower levels and areas away from exterior walls. A generous sized atrium was introduced in the middle to light the building from within. Low height desk partitions, light material finishes, and full height glass partitions help daylight penetration in the deeper areas of the floor plate.
The interior workspaces are crafted with dramatic angles in a subdued contrasting colour palette to create a sleek, uncluttered and striking experience. The custom lighting, built in furniture, ceiling and wall design come together as a singular cohesive space to exude warmth.