Functionality & sustainability
The massing design was completely as per the location and placement of these services. The parts where we could cover some of these units were designed specifically such that it can be easily opened and serviced. For example, a drain system that needed to be integrated is design such that a part ofthe unit is attached on hinges which can open up for servicing, which helped us maintain the exact design and also maintain serviceability for the local authorities.
In terms of environmental objectives, it can help to alleviate and reduce air and noise pollution, as there would be a reduction in the number of vehicles parking on the street side. All trees around the site are maintained and given new gratings of COR-TEN Steel to complement the surroundings. Materials used were Steel framing with MS sheet covering since it is nontoxic towards the existing plants and trees. Design team: Architects Khushbu Davda & Seeja Sudhakaran, Studio Emergence execution: Green Turf Landscapes