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Interstellar, Ahmedabad, India by Sanjay Puri Architects

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Architecture firm:
Sanjay Puri Architects
Ahmedabad, India
Abhishek Shah
Principal architect:
Sanjay Puri
Design team:
Toral Doshi, Dipti Patil, Jay Patel, Sanya Gupta
PT consultants: Post Tension Services India pvt. ltd.
Built area:
17461.51 m²
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Civil engineer:
Structural engineer:
Ducon Consultants Pvt Ltd
Environmental & MEP:
INI Infrastructure & Engineering
Spartan Builders
Tools used:
RCC Structure, Brickwork, Plaster & Paint
Suvidha Projects
Commercial › Office Building

Sanjay Puri Architects: 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. The design itself ensures that air conditioning costs will be minimal.

In addition to the design being cognizant of the city’s climate, the segregation of its retail and office space is thoughtfully done, creating a building that is responsive to both its functions and its surroundings.

About Sanjay Puri Architects

With a firm strength of 81, Sanjay Puri Architects evolve design solutions that are contextual, creating spaces that revolutionize the way they are experienced from the essence of the firm’s design philosophy. 

Every project should be designed contextually, ensuring that spaces are perceived in new ways. Each design incorporates climate and sustainability considerations in a cohesive way. This ideology is reflected in the firm's extensive body of work, created over three decades since its inception.

Sanjay Puri Architects is listed on Archdaily's list of the Best 100 architecture firms worldwide, as well as on the Architizer New York list of Top 130 architecture firms worldwide.

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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