Client : Gulf Asphalt Pvt. Ltd.
Plot Area : 1 Acre
Built Up Area : 1.9 lakhs Sq. Ft.
Located in suburban NCR within proximity of South and West Delhi and very close to the International airport, Gulf Adiba is a proposed IT/ ITES office complex located in Udyog Vihar Phase II, Gurgaon. Just 1km off the National Highway 8, the building is aptly positioned on a 4000 sq. m. the industrial plot within a dense office complex site comprising of other similar milieu.
With a design brief of a contemporary, yet elegant and functional edifice that had to be Vaastu-compliant, the development is envisaged as a paradigm shift that moves away from the typical, closed, work environment that creates a stressful work eco-system. The lack of a site context with no significant views determined the design development as a distinctive, introverted-planned, environment-friendly, climate-responsive built volume with sufficient recreational spaces that would allow for employee-interaction, engagement and pleasurable workspaces of both private and public nature.
An orientation-sensitive design is enabled by stepping the built-form as it recedes South to North, enabling the North-Glazed façade with scatter free light and ensuring that all internal courts get sufficient sunlight. It also allows for terraces to be formed on the Southern Side, full of sunlight and ventilation, a welcome break from enclosed office spaces. To enable wind flow and ensuring that all units get sufficient ventilation, the North and south are retained as open to allow for the movement of summer and winter winds. In the absence of any formal site influences, a fluid, rhythmic, yet continuous form is inspired by nature to create an iconic identity in the otherwise mundane surroundings achieved by the creation of gradually, steeping up terraces.