Avinash Khosla and Associates Environmentally Progressive

Fact File

Name of project: Admin office of SBI
Location: Mohali
Cost of project: ₹50 cr.
Built up area: 17775 sqm
Architect Firm: Avinash Khosla and Associates
Ar. Kanav Khosla
This distinctively modern building is a landmark structure, with the SBI corporate logo forming a part of the facade with its pattern of horizontal and vertical fins, and stands tall in contrast to the surroundings

Ar. Kanav Khosla

The external facade of the building uses a combination of reflective glass, grit texture and ACP cladding in horizontal and vertical elements to bring out the bold massing of the structure. Combination of the granite steps leading to the podium and the light smooth composite stone of the lobby creates a formal environment for the visitors. The large curved and suspended porch made of membrane structure enhances the entrance and offers the much-required respite from the linear and robust geometry.

Stone based exterior textures have been used for a maintenance free facade. The large R.C.C tapered facade has not only emerged as a prominent design element but also a solution to reduce heat on the western side. The sloping glass roof over the entrance lobby creates a conical atrium space maximises natural light into the building with the louver panels above for protection from direct sun and glare.

Due to the longitudinal nature of the site, the office block has been designed as a single block of 274’ x 100’. The basic concept was to divide the structure into three zones with the main entrance in the middle, and the office and public areas on either side, with independent atrium and light wells. The structure has a total of seven floors with 2 level basement parking, one lower service floor, ground floor and 3 upper levels. The first and the second level basements are reserved for parking for 250 vehicles and service areas. With a total built up 1,91,259.00 sq.ft, the plan accommodates 300 officials and executives.

Designed by Avinash Khosla and Associates, the building utilizes natural light to the maximum reducing energy consumption with the help of top lit atriums in both the wings. The open office plan creates a single unified, significant space providing horizontal as well as vertical visual interactions with the help of multiple atriums throughout the structure. This building provides a barrier free access to all levels, ramps and lifts.

Avinash Khosla and Associates

Click Here
To Know More / Contact The Manufacturer
Please provide your details we will contact you as soon as possible
Please let us know your name.
Please let us know your Designation.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your email address.
Please let us know your City.
Please let us know your Contact Number.
Please brief your query.
Our other value-added services:

To receive updates through e-mail on Products, New Technologies & Equipment, please select the Product Category(s) you are interested in and click 'Submit'. This will help you save time plus you will get the best price quotations from many manufacturers, which you can then evaluate and negotiate.

Equipment & Machinery
Invalid Input
Building Products
Invalid Input

Acoustic Design of Facades

One of the main difficulties in designing low energy, modern buildings is the prevention of noise break-in from the many noisy sources such as motorways, dual carriageways, trains, aeroplanes and city noise. The acoustic design of the facade becomes fundamental; and the ability Read More ...

Glamour & Creativity

Glamour & Creativity MVRDV completes second Bvlgari façade at flagship store in Bangkok. Located in the IconSiam department store – one of the largest malls in Asia – the project is the second in a series of façades designed by MVRDV for the luxury brand. MVRDV was tasked with rethinking Read More ...

City Homes With Dynamic Elevations

Vivek Gupta, CMD & Ritu Gupta, Director, of Delhi-based architectural firm Pramod Group share trends in façade design, materials, lighting, and eye-catching features. The latest trends in contemporary building facades veer towards a bold and stylish look combining Read More ...

The Metallic Look

The most common material options for metal cladding are galvanized steel, aluminium, stainless steel, zinc, copper, titanium, etc, each of which have their own strengths and weaknesses; the choice of material will be influenced by the desired aesthetics Read More ...

The Fabric Wave

A wave pattern façade was planned to camouflage the existing facade and raise the design quotient. The design team played with tensile fabric to achieve the flexibility and fluidity, which also creates a barrier from the west side sun, directly hitting the façade Read More ...

Solid Aluminum: A Clear Winner in High Rise Buildings

Solid aluminum is the material for future facades; its versatility, economics and fire compliant properties make it a clear choice for sustainable façade design, creating long-term value for the building. It is also being successfully used as a material for ventilated Read More ...

Forensic Analysis of Fire-Resistant Facades

Fire safety of a building façade hinges on the material used for the façade and the fixing structure integrity during fire; however, almost 99% of the time we select a façade material by looking at the samples and its technical datasheet; but we fail to analyze the whole Read More ...

Kingspan Dri-Design Impresses

Designed by Brian Dunlop Architects, Kilkenny Cinema in Ireland is the new landmark building in the heart of Kilkenny, made outstanding with the distinctive Kingspan Dri-Design Shadow Rainscreen Façade System Read More ...

Where Quality Meets Vision

Ahmedabad-based PSP Projects Ltd is one of India’s fastest growing multi-disciplinary construction company, offering a diversified range of construction and allied EPC services across industrial, institutional, government, and residential projects Read More ...

Solid Surface Complete Design Freedom

From the robust stone face on buildings that project the strength and secure nature of the organizations that inhabited them, to the glass fronts which essentially promote transparency and the approachable attitude of the corporate world Read More ...

GFRC: The Wonder Material for Exteriors

Façade Consultant Ar. Harish Gupta, Habitat-n-Skins and Ar Chintan Shukla, Design Head at GVK, discuss the design concept of T2 terminal at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) and the innovative and beautiful application of GFRC Read More ...

Maheshwari Architects Influencing Design

The distinctive profile of new Unimark Asian’s B+G+17 headquarter office in the CBD area in Kolkata is derived from incorporating triple height external terraces in a dynamic way by stacking five glass boxes to complete the structure. The core is placed Read More ...

Morphlab: Designing Responsibly

The raw textures of concrete and wood help the building blend into the urban fabric as if emerging from the natural landscape. Covering the flanks of the building are undulating wooden panels that aid in reducing solar gains across the surface, thereby reducing Read More ...

Pentaspace Design Studio Thinking Ahead

With more and more structures becoming high rise in the country; use of faster and efficient technology for designing and constructing the façade which would require minimum maintenance, enable speedy construction with less labour-intensive methods, are the way forward Read More ...

Kembhavi: Creating a Lighting Spectacle

Designed by Kembhavi Architecture Foundation, the 60m high Vertica, with its stunning pinnacle design, understated straight-line design and elegant linear guise, inspired by the neighbouring heritage site - Thousand Lights Mosque - has glazed crowns, color changing LEDs Read More ...

DFI: Making a Paradigm Shift

Gulf Adiba in Gurgaon is a proposed IT/ ITES office designed by Design Forum International (DFI) on a 4,000 sqm industrial plot within a dense office complex. The lack of a site context with no significant views determined the design development as a distinctive Read More ...
MGS Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture
NBM&CW

New Building Material & Construction World

New Building Material & Construction World
L&ST

Lifting & Specialized Transport

Lifting & Specialized Transport
II&TW

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week