Principal Designers

Client

Jindal Steel & Power
Site Area
10 Acres
Built Area
20000 sqm.

Consultants

Structural Design Optimal Consultants
MEP Consultants AECOM
Landscape Design Satish Khanna & Associates
Environment Consultants EDS Global
Art & Sculpture Julien Segard
Glazing Specialist Dema Consulting

2014

Corporate Office for Jindal Steel and Power, Raigarh

A platinum rated green building for Jindal Steel at their Raigarh Plant for 700 employees.

Built on an area of 10 acres, the brief for this project varied from being a low height office complex to a multistoreyed office cum hotel complex to its final form where the building emerges out of the land to spread its finger like forms into the greens. The building which is really a collection of buildings coming together, demonstrates the use of steel manufactured by the client in a way that does not overwhelm the architectural vocabulary. A platinum level green building, the project also show a responsible way of building that is primarily based on passive solar design.

Building Scales

The challenge with this project was one of finding a building type that would be imposing enough to become the centre of a campus dominated by large sheds of power and steel manufacturing units and yet not lose a human scale. After doing eleven schemes for the client--ranging from a tower to low height development, an office with a hotel to an office alongside a hotel to a just an office--we finally settled on a building that would comb the landscape and rise from it. Neither low rise or high rise but both. A collection of buildings that come together to form a campus.

Passive Solar Design

The idea that this building must perform without straining energy resources is paradoxical since it sits within a campus that generates its own power out of the heat required for producing steel. The building, however, achieves a Leeds Platinum rating quite effortlessly owing to a design that intuitively opens to the sun in ways that neutralises solar heat gain while maximising natural light within the building. The blocks are oriented with shorter sides towards the west and east that are structural shear walls. Layers of insulation on these walls and terraces ensure that the heat gain is kept to a minimum. Courtyards within the blocks ensure light penetration and shaded-glare free views.

See also ...

2006
Corporate Research and Development Centre, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. A laboratory cum office building for a India's third largest company in the NCR that will never become obsolete.
2008
Office for Macawber Beekay. A smart office building on an urban site in NOIDA.
2013
Office for Ernst and Young. Design of a workspaces with a difference
1998
Jindal Centre, Delhi. An office that reinterprets the urban design guidelines of Bhikaji Cama Place
2010
Integrated Passenger Terminal at Coimbatore Airport. Winning entry for the new terminal at Tamil Nadu's industrial city.
2013
Artwork for Lucknow Airport. SGA and artist Shimonti Sinha collaborate to create airport terminal's wall mural.

See also ...

2006
Corporate Research and Development Centre, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited A laboratory cum office building for a India's third largest company in the NCR that will never become obsolete.
2008
Office for Macawber Beekay A smart office building on an urban site in NOIDA.
2013
Office for Ernst and Young Design of a workspaces with a difference
1998
Jindal Centre, Delhi An office that reinterprets the urban design guidelines of Bhikaji Cama Place
2010
Integrated Passenger Terminal at Coimbatore Airport Winning entry for the new terminal at Tamil Nadu's industrial city.
2013
Artwork for Lucknow Airport SGA and artist Shimonti Sinha collaborate to create airport terminal's wall mural.