Fact FileSite Area : 24289.125 Sqm
Built-Up Area : 110210.22 Sqm
Start Date of Construction : May 2023
Completion Date : May 2025 approx
ConsultantsStructural : TPC Technical Projects Consultants
Mechanical & Electrical : Engineering Services Consultants (ESCON)
Civil & Engineering : SYConE CPMC
Landscape : Design Process
HVAC, Plumbing : ESCON
Furniture : ESCON
PMC : DFI
Façade : Avante Façade
Products / VendorsLighting : K - Lite
Glass : Guardian
Sanitaryware / Fittings : Jaquar
Paint : Asian Paints
Elevator : Toshiba
The six-acre project site has a 500-m long frontage, making it ideal for corporate headquarters. To make the project more economically viable, the design includes provisions for a co-working tower and recreational spaces accessible to the public. The project consists of three towers: Tower A to house the Convention Center, an auditorium, an art gallery, and meeting rooms; Tower B to house the corporate headquarters, and Tower C is planned to be a leased-out to private/public corporations.
The design comprises bridges and terraces for a seamless connection between the three towers with shared infrastructure in terms of parking, MSME infrastructure, engineering, power, water and sewage treatment plant. The concept of ‘walk to work’ is one of the primary considerations. As a result, there are multiple landscaped areas between the towers, including drop-off zones that provide access points and staircases that connect to the basement, allowing light to percolate inside. In addition, there are food courts on levels 4 and 5, catering to all three towers. A key feature is the ~400-m long SkyDeck at the top of the towers that provides views of the upcoming hockey stadium and the Badminton Academy.
The design gains fruition through the implementation of the following principles:
- A kinetic treatment on the southwestern exterior. This feature effectively controls the amount of daylight glare entering the building, creating a comfortable working environment for its occupants.
- Projection of AI-controlled animation onto the connecting bridges using HD projectors. The animation creates a canvas of art that presents itself in various forms and patterns throughout the day, turning the entire building into a panoramic projection screen at night, courtesy the kinetic exterior.
- The project is GBC Gold-certified. The collaboration with the Government of Odisha successfully brings forth an idea to create an intelligent building that adapts to its environment.
A kinematic facade that changes dynamicallyDue to the harsh exposure to the sun, an innovative and unique functional facade is installed to mitigate the impact. Consisting of perforated aluminium fins strung with motion sensors, it is governed by the sun’s movement. The sensors enable the louvres to open or close depending on the amount of sunlight that needs to be allowed into the building. This feature effectively controls the amount of daylight glare percolating the building, creating a comfortable working environment for its occupants. At the same time, it also creates a stunning visual effect on the facade, adding a touch of elegance and beauty to the building’s overall design.
AI-controlled animationThe proposed building design also includes the projection of AI-controlled animation onto the connecting bridges using HD projectors. The animation creates a canvas of art that presents itself in various forms and patterns throughout the day. The projection will also be visible on the overhead canopy, turning the entire building into a panoramic projection screen at night, thanks to the kinetic facade. The building aims to be a vivid, dynamic, and continually changing structure that adapts to its environment.
An intelligent buildingReplete with old traditional technology and the latest advancements in Artificial intelligence (AI), this new OMC structure is an intelligent building with an ever-changing facade embodying a modern workplace. The foundation of design rests upon the time-tested intelligence of indoor and outdoor flexible spaces amalgamated with the strength, flexibility, and versatility that AI brings. The building is responsive, ever-changing, adaptive to the context, responsive to occupants, respectful of the environment, and dynamic.
The design intends to showcase technology’s power by creating a functionally optimised, responsive, aesthetically pleasing structure. By using changing facades through projections, the designers hope to create a unique and memorable architectural experience for all visitors.