• Category
  • Institutional
  • Service Type
  • Architecture
  • Size
  • 100000 sq. ft.
  • Year
  • 2015
  • Location
  • Surat
  • Status
  • Ongoing
  • Description

  • The LIBRARY has been understood as  :
     
    •  A built-environment that  ensures efficiency in the utilization of site through compact planning and conservation of land as a natural resource; thus creating an environment that inculcates  the spirit of learning embedded in its space planning and architecture.

    •  A hub of knowledge that generates interactions and resource sharing, in turn eliminating  negative open spaces.

    •  A timeless space that respects  and dwells with biodiversity  and sustainability as a lifestyle rather than an imposition, by inherent design gestures encouraging  conducive microclimate through daylight utilization.


    The Library is thus, seen as the heart of the campus activity with all state-of-the-art facilities, including ;


    Provision of Storage facility for  1 Lac books.
    Seating capacity for 1000 students. 
    Digital Archives and Rare Book collection.
    Air conditioning and Fire Alarm systems.
    Solar Panels for generating electricity
    Motorised controlled Louvers for maintaining lux levels within the building

    Design Parameters include :
    - Brownfield Development
    - Saving every single tree within a 4000 sq m footprint
    - The Excavated Earth from the Construction Site to be used to develop the Landscape around, thus reducing to and fro vehicle movement.
    - Day light saving addressed by appropriate building orientation and layout design.
    - North orientation of the building as a primary source of Natural Light.
    - Landscape buffer allowing a serene Pedestrian environment.
     
     
Central Library
Central Library

Project Info

  • Category
  • Institutional
  • Service Type
  • Architecture
  • Size
  • 100000 sq. ft.
  • Year
  • 2015
  • Location
  • Surat
  • Status
  • Ongoing
  • Description

  • The LIBRARY has been understood as  :
     
    •  A built-environment that  ensures efficiency in the utilization of site through compact planning and conservation of land as a natural resource; thus creating an environment that inculcates  the spirit of learning embedded in its space planning and architecture.

    •  A hub of knowledge that generates interactions and resource sharing, in turn eliminating  negative open spaces.

    •  A timeless space that respects  and dwells with biodiversity  and sustainability as a lifestyle rather than an imposition, by inherent design gestures encouraging  conducive microclimate through daylight utilization.


    The Library is thus, seen as the heart of the campus activity with all state-of-the-art facilities, including ;


    Provision of Storage facility for  1 Lac books.
    Seating capacity for 1000 students. 
    Digital Archives and Rare Book collection.
    Air conditioning and Fire Alarm systems.
    Solar Panels for generating electricity
    Motorised controlled Louvers for maintaining lux levels within the building

    Design Parameters include :
    - Brownfield Development
    - Saving every single tree within a 4000 sq m footprint
    - The Excavated Earth from the Construction Site to be used to develop the Landscape around, thus reducing to and fro vehicle movement.
    - Day light saving addressed by appropriate building orientation and layout design.
    - North orientation of the building as a primary source of Natural Light.
    - Landscape buffer allowing a serene Pedestrian environment.