Studio Symbiosis constructing a fusion office space in Delhi NCR

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Studio Symbiosis Architects is in the middle of construction process for Punjab Kesari Headquarters, an 18,000 square metre office space in Delhi NCR.

The project has been designed as a fusion of traditional Indian architecture and contemporary office space, with an objective to reduce heat gain and optimise faA?ade opening ratio, ensuring no artificial lighting is required on a typical day.

The design centers on an animated faA?ade that feature a variation of opening ratios based on orientation, which at the same time reflects Indian culture, through its resemblance to the traditional Jali screen pattern.

Through this faA?ade, a Lux level of 500 is achieved on each floor plate at a workstation height, as well as a daylight factor of two over 80% of the floor plate. This optimised natural lighting plays a major role in the sustainability of the project.

As the design looks at no artificial lighting it makes the user feel closer to nature by allowing office workers to use natural light. Additionally, sustainability features of the project include cross ventilation and a reduction of heat gain.

Punjab Kesari Headquarters was commissioned in 2014 and began construction in August 2015. The project is set to open in January 2017.