Sufi- IT Park
Entry and exit is from the front allowing for the creation of an 'island' form set in greenery. The plan makes a play on the possibilities of discovering unique geometries to shape Interior spaces, combining circular, triangular, cubical forms. The building has a number of local variations and spatial formations that are new to resolve. Additional climatic features and technology interventions for building utilities design are included to achieve a sustainable building performance.
- Startup Farms Incubator
- 1250 Sqm
- COMPLETED 2013
- Design Team
- Sushil Karer, Ashish Karode, Utsav Pushp, Prosenjit Banerjee
The sights of Outdoor informal hangout spaces with small gardens are seen through the glass lined movement corridors and staircase cores. The idea is to offer diverse experiences while moving through the building, of graded light and shaded spaces, landscape variations, made at all pauses and transitions. The projected forms relieve the bulk of the built and supply natural light to the floor plates within. The building shell has recesses and offsets made possible by a complex geometry of conjoined cylinders and cuboids. The recesses and overhangs formed are used to shade- the interior volumes to look to the outside where small landscaped spaces and perimeter trees are placed at transitions and pauses in the movement sequence within the building.
– Sushil Karer / Creative Director
At SUFI, the openness of the social areas and the integration between outdoors and indoors were an important concern; this was realized through the resolution of the architectonic forms, and to the detailing of the doors of the facade that hide completely behind the wall with their trail inlaid in the floor, free of unevenness between interior and exterior. Additional climatic features and technology interventions for utilities design are included to achieve a sustainable building performance. Passive solar systems are integrated into the design with insulated walls, insulated glazing systems and Sun-shading Louvers on Curtain Glass Facades. Technology is utilised to maximise energy efficiency using Chilled beam convective air-conditioning. Jet fans are used for ventilation of basements reducing energy requirements. High efficiency light fixtures providing glare free lighting at the worktable, with day light/ occupancy sensors allowing zoned control.
Winner: Emerson Cup
Best Building : Emerging Cities of India