Of the Earth
The design of Mahindra World City Club in Chennai by Shilpa Architects Planners & Designers follows a natural process
The most special feature of this club is its storm water management through swales. These natural landscape features help mitigate the water flow through the flood-prone site and onwards into the nearby Kolavai Lake. The building uses a combination of roof drainage and rain chains to symbolically collect the energy from the sky and clouds and bring it down to the earth for discharge
Mahindra World City Club is amongst our other sustainable works to have achieved a Green Rating. Ar. Pavitra Sriprakash Shilpa Architects
The other inspiring aspect of this building is the usage of local earth-friendly materials. With a palette of country brick, bamboo, concrete and simple green walls, the simplicity of the materials come through in the sweeping curvilinear built form. Local Tanjore art is also reinterpreted in a 7 x 7m installation in an attempt to create work for the local artists at a scale in which they do not operate anymore.