This is one of the large scale project in VHDS’s portfolio. A project is The Centre of Excellence (COE) forms a semi-government building established in Vatva GIDC, represents the dream project, depicting the true designing international school with full-fledged utility including hostel block, staff accommodation, sports complex etc. The NRI client wishes to have influence of colonial architecture on the main elevation. We have used local material to enhance the beauty of a building. The hostel block and staff quarters also carries the same language of architecture.
To protect the structure with extreme heat, Hollow block have been used as defence. The surrounding passages create coolness within the classrooms.
(Orientation, climate and form consideration) The building grid has been constructed with hollow block masonry and 10’ wide passages on the periphery to combat the heat.
Performance in Use:
The checking for the performance has been done in the pic summer time. The temperature difference between inside and outside has been noticeable. The rate of transfer of air is as per the designed criteria.