Name of Project: Interstellar
Client: Suvidha Projects
Total built-up: 17461.51 sq.m
Start year: 2018
Completion year: 2022
Structural consultants: Ducon
PT consultants: Post Tension Services India
MEPF: INI Infrastructure & Engineering
Civil Contractor: Spartan Builders
Construction: RCC Structure & Brickwork
Finishes: Plaster & Paint
Photos: Abhishek Shah
A rectilinear composition interspersed with landscaped spaces creates this unique retail and office space project situated within an emerging, centrally located business district in Ahmedabad. 3-level-high retail spaces occupy frontage along the arterial 30m wide city road with sheltered arcades.
The office space steps back above the retail floors, generating a large, north-facing landscaped garden for the offices elevated 40 feet above the road. This large terrace is planned as a community space, with open sheltered seating spaces and extensive vegetation for office users to use as breakout spaces. With the sun positioned in the southern hemisphere most of the year, this north-facing terrace is shaded from direct sunlight. Large, punctuated screen walls on the east and west further shelter the terrace. Additionally, some offices on each floor open onto landscaped terraces.
The building is designed to be extremely energy efficient, with vertical sun breakers, screen walls, extensive landscaping, solar panels, and water recycling considerations.