Polycab Experience Centre / FHD India
Textual content material description equipped by the architects. Polycab EC is positioned in Halol – the industrial hub of Gujarat, close to Vadodara. The enterprise objectives to ship 3 main purposes– an organization office, Experience center, and auditorium beneath one sustainable roof for the consumer who’s one amongst India’s largest cable producers. The geometry of the setting up intends to protect the current timber on website. The auditorium floats above an atrium, connecting the office zone and experience center, whereas the atrium connects to the manufacturing facility behind. The double block configuration self-shades the central panorama court docket docket, whereas the conference room as a bridge connects the two blocks all through the court docket docket. The Basement G+ 3 storey office block houses the employees and services. The experience center houses a museum of the company’s shows and conference facilities. The auditorium is accessible from every areas.
A 15m cantilever gate marks the arrival from the first freeway. The drop-off is on the shaded atrium, from the place the patron can enter each the office or the experience center. The atrium expresses curvilinear intersecting beams on the ceiling. The office has a triple prime naturally lit entry lobby. The wall mural depicts the “Banyan tree”, attribute of the native custom, along with copper that carries vitality inside a cable to create light. The mural is complemented by suspended glass leaves forming the chandelier on the roof. Each office floor overlooks the central atrium. The cafeteria on the very best floor is after all lit whereas overlooking the pure views. It has an accessible train terrace above the conference bridge, overlooking the panorama. The panorama makes use of repurposed – cable packing trays which may be domestically accessible.
The enterprise is designed to develop right into a Internet-Zero vitality setting up. The balcony overhangs horizontally shade the southern façade. The façade is designed with Low-E glass and aluminum fins on the East which may be designed as per photograph voltaic angles. The fins are designed to maximise views of the shut by hills and maximize daylight to the office areas whereas shading the direct photo voltaic. The combined setup reduces the vitality requirement of the setting up by 20% from the underside case of unshaded widespread glass.
The photograph voltaic system on the roof designed for 195KW functionality offsets 40% of all vitality needs of the setting up. The additional photograph voltaic panels laid on a neighboring manufacturing facility of the similar enterprise, aspires to offset the alternative 60% of the vitality needs, thereby making it an actual Internet-Zero setting up. 70% of all constructing provides involved have been procured inside a 100km radius to limit embodied vitality. Setting pleasant water fixtures and rainwater successfully cut back the water need of the setting up by 30%. The enterprise has been provided as a case analysis in quite a few worldwide boards similar to IDAC Mumbai- 2022 – Inexperienced Pavilion for its Sustainable design and Zak-World of Facades 2022, Hyderabad for its progressive Façade design.