ARCHITECTURE

hydra siphon,

pune

2009

Size: 4 Million Sq.ft. Commercial Space _ 20 Acre site

 

Environmental Technology: Soil Erosion Control, Passive Light/Ventilation/Cooling, Passive Solar Heating/Water Heating, Grey Water Separation, Solar Photovoltaic Electricity System, District Cooling System

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Apostrophe Team: Shivjit Sidhu (Principal Architect), Matt Hill, Eddy Ledesma

SITE:

The Hydra Siphon is part of the Airport SEZ in Pune (Masterplan by Apostrophe A+uD). It is one of 3 commercial buildings and a technology incubation center within the complex.

 

PROCESS:

Taking cues from the site and following the guidelines established in the masterplan, the Hydra Siphon was conceived as an extroverted office environment. The spaces within the building were designed t provide views to the newly created lake and sculpture garden.

 

GEOMETRY / MASSING:

The project straddles the Western Edge of the site in a sinuous path. The geometry achieves the goal of providing comfortable access to natural light and, weather permitting, natural ventilation. The building also acts as a sound barrier to protect the interior of the site from the noise pollution of the adjacent airport.

 

MATERIALITY:

The project has a split personality. The Western and Southern edges are draped with multiple facades and screens to protect from the acoustic pollution and solar heat gain problems. The North-East facades are draped in a light weight curtain wall to affort maximizing the views to the distant hills and the immediate landscape.

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