Location: New Delhi, India
Rank in Competition: Honorable mention
Subject: Two buildings mixed used / It Offices
Height: 100 m
Surface: 13700 sq meters
Images credits: Nicolas Laisné, architect
The walls and openings in the facades are adapted to the building’s solar orientation. South, east and west facades are very deep with double facades. They filter the sun before it comes in. In addition, the north facades let the sun come in and the shape of the windows are adapted to the landscape.
In this building, the technology is not used to artificially cool the air using a large amount of energy. Instead, the technology is used in more efficient ways such as for opening or closing corridors or screens automatically on the facade to let the fresh air come in. With the collaboration of these design elements, tradition and modernity are able to successfully be conveyed to the building’s users.