Project Type: Office
Client Name: Shree Cement
No. of Floors: G+1
Location: Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Commencement Date: Feb 2014
Completion Date: September 2020
Size of Project: 88,660 sq.ft.
Cost of Project: 40,29,870 USD
Interior design Consultant: Baheti & Associates
Structural Consultant: Dr. Kelkar Design
MEP: Epsilon Design Consultancy
Photo credits: Dinesh Mehta
A linear office space twists organically in plan, creating a large landscaped courtyard within it. Varying from two to four levels sectionally, the office floors are lifted from the ground at the southwest and northeast sides to facilitate a south-westerly breeze through the courtyard. The northeast and northwest corners of the building are also lifted, creating singular large volumes at both ends to allow visual contact between floors, where a cafeteria and a library are housed.
The circulation spine skirts the internal courtyard, allowing the landscape to be visible while moving through the office and the work areas, skirting the external periphery opening towards external gardens.
The building shape generates its longest sides oriented towards the north, with angled louvers on the other faces directing the internal spaces northwards. The orientation allows indirect light throughout the day into all the internal spaces, rendering the building energy efficient.