- Location: Kodambakkam , Chennai
- Project Type: Commercial (Retail + Office)
- Status: Completed
- Size: 20,000 sq ft
- Client: Individual
Arcot Plaza is designed to be a Sustainable Business Centre which offers world-class commercial spaces for its users on an affordable budget. Some of the Design Objective’s achieved through the project are:
1)Maximise Site Visibility creating a Public Plaza and an Iconic Form.
2) Creation of an Iconic Building with Lowest possible Budget.
3)Natural Light without glare for Office spaces.
4)Solar Passive Design with appropriate Shading Features.
5)Climate responsive design with Lower heat-gain.
6) Maximum Visibility for Retail Spaces with Higher foot-falls.
7)Achieve maximum Revenue potential.
The Form of the Building was a direct response to the Climate. The building has an iconic presence on the street and due to the iconic design fetched higher RENT per SQ FT. Also the building consumes 15 percent less energy due to the climate-sensitive design features which reduces the life-cycle cost of the building.
The site (8000 sq ft) was located in one of the major arterial roads of Chennai – Arcot Road. The idea was to maximize the visibility of the building and tap the potential in terms of footfall as the site is located between the existing railway station and an upcoming Metro Station. The ground plane was designed as a public zone with the building having an inviting double-height atrium for retail. The front edge of the site was designed as a public plaza extending from the side-walk. The office floors have a separate entrance lobby. The top floor was designed as a premium office with a large terrace garden. Care was taken to protect the expansive glass front of the building with appropriate and innovative shading-devices there-by providing effective day-lighting and reducing the solar heat-gain on the building.