The site is away from the city life of Ahmedabad. We proposed to Client to have sustainable design and construction, after many discussions we could conclude to have sustainable design. The core material we are using is local soil itself. Mainly it’s ground floor structure with basement in almost all the area. Conventional old construction method has been used to construct the hospital. The project is proposed to have 2 phases, The first phase construction is going on.
Site, Climate, Form & Massing: (Orientation, climate and form consideration)
The building blocks has been arranged to have moderate solar penetration in the central part with smooth running of wind flow from south across the longitudinal section of the block colony.
Passive Design: (passive techniques used for lower energy consumption or heat gain)
The building blocks has been designed with Rammed wall earth construction to minimise the heat gain, thus resulting in lower air conditioning load and related energy consumptions, The skylights is eliminating the day light consumption of electricity.
The material consumption were extremely low, local material and labour constructed the building, Adding all this points we could conclude to have minimum carbon footprint
Local material usage
As the project was strict in budget the material proposed were local and can be easily procured as and when required, Most of the material used have been made locally except bathroom fittings and glass.
The construction pattern has been designed in very simplified manner that it the local labour can be s can easily duplicate and can build the building on their own. The low budget was one of the main challenge in the project
Materials & Waste (100% certified wood, construction waste management minimum landfill , recyclable material use)
The material waste, landfill is almost nil, The major component of the material is recyclable.
Land & Ecology
The building footprint has been kept minimum and steps has been taken to preserve the local ecology.