This article is contributed by Mr Amit Khembhavi - Director, Architecture at DSP Design Associates
An ambitious project designed by the architects DSP Design Associates, Ascendas ITPP, pune shall cater to the tailored needs of IT and BSFI enterprises and offer quality campuses that take care of employee well-being.
The Architect -
DSP Design is an international architecture and design practice catering to an array of verticals within Architecture, Interior Design and Smart Building Solutions across domains like high density residential, corporate & commercial spaces, hospitality, industrial, retail and education. Smart Building technology and Sustainability form an embedded part of the entrepreneurial work culture at DSP ensuring the practice delivers designs that cut across multi-generational spatial expectations.
Walking the ethos of the practice Architect Amit Khembhavi - Director, Architecture at DSP, led the project design in sync with the client's ambition and specification.
The Project -
It is being built by CapitaLand, part of Singapore consortium which is a leading key contributor to the Indian IT Park industry development. Through close collaboration between various players, the building is designed with an innovative facade system that fully meets the requirements of the architects and the client with regard to design, function, and performance.
Design intent / concept for facade of International Tech Park Pune, Kharadi constitutes of two interesting & interactive efficient blocks forming a courtyard in between. Facade design constituting glass and aluminium, follows the considerations for eco friendly design and climatic concerns like sun shading, solar heat gain and usability across all seasons are the key elements considered as basic design philosophy. Uniquely designed vertical fins are intended to shade the large vision panels that allow better internal and external visual connection with lesser vertical obstruction. Fins are placed strategically to form interesting patterns as well to cover massive skin of approximately 50,000 m². Selection of high performance glass further enhances the key considerations of ecological concerns.
Technical application of Technal Façade system for the project –
The massive façade of approximately 50,000 m² for the two major blocks is designed with unique sun shade elements. Glass panels of 1.5m width needed superior façade system and Technal’s split mullion unitized system - GEODE EL was chosen instead of conventional male/female unitised façade that offered many benefits viz-
1. Well-engineered and designed 3 barrier system offering unparalleled acoustic and thermal insulation amongst the industry standards.
2. Better gasket profiles enhancing weather and water performance.
3. Neat and clean joinery details enabling consistent horizontal and vertical joints internally offering superior aesthetics.
4. Constant project service support during production and installation ensuring seamless execution