The Centre of Excellence (COE) forms a semi-government building established in Vatva GIDC, represents the dream project, depicting the true designing propensity of the firm. The building is designed to functionalize, serving the purpose of both institutional & Industrial requirements like, conferences, trainings, cultural programmes, etc. The ground floor area is equipped with an auditorium with the capacity of 750 people, training rooms, administration offices & a cafeteria, while auditorium with 250 people capacity, training rooms, annexe & guest rooms are placed at first floor, symbolising the best space planning for maximum functionality of area assigned to each premise. Astonishing exposed RCC double height entrance area flourished with bold curvature cut outs at different levels & an eye-catching self-casted exposed RCC reception thrive the beauty of the building.
Site, Climate, Form & Massing: (Orientation, climate and form consideration)
The building grid has been oriented such a way that it catches minimum of direct sun to most of his building envelope.
Passive Design: (passive techniques used for lower energy consumption or heat gain)
The southern r.c.c cavity wall which has been detached from the main structure protects the building from the solar heat gain, Result to that it cools the inside temperature, Rest the building envelop has cavity and “C” wall construction which defends the solar heat gain
Within the building the dust accumulation and heat wave reduction were the two major points on which the design oriented, the louver system with puncture in R.C.C façade are helping to fulfil those criteria
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.