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EXPOSED RCC FACADE ALLEVIATED BY RIBBED TEXTURE WITH BUILT-IN LIGHTING

LAXCON STEEL PLANT OFFICE, AHMEDABAD

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Commercial Architecture
Firm LocationNew Delhi, India
CompanyURBANSCAPE ARCHITECTS
Lead ArchitectDINESH PANWAR
Design TeamAJAY BHARDWAJ, SHIVAM GOYAL, GAUTAM SETH, ANUJ SHARMA
ClientVINOD GUPTA

The challenge was to design an office building that would nestle amongst the hot and dry climate and industrial activity and continue to remain connected to the neighbouring SS manufacturing unit. The building is a linear structure. The main facades are expressed as strong concrete expanses, whose brutalist flavour is alleviated by a ribbed texture with built-in lighting. Other elevations use Galvalume sheets as cladding. Rather than as an alien presence inserted into an existing milieu, this office building neither overshadows nor plays second fiddle to the adjacent industrial complex.