Program: To provide conferencing facilities, banquets, fine dining restaurants, specialty restaurants, bar, swimming pool, heath club and rooms above with required back of house amenities.
A sculpted series of spaces create a seamless integration of built form with landscape in this 120 room hotel.
Sitting on a site of 13394.10 sq. m. the building rises in varied inclines on different sides creating separate outdoor spaces for each of its functions.
Entered through a 30' high elevated lobby, the hotel looks out towards the north into a large landscaped garden with each of the restaurants opening into terraces or gardens.
At the lower level a large conferencing facility with a separate entrance also opens onto a large garden.
Separate garden areas for the conferencing facilities and the coffee shop at the ground level, north facing terraces for the restaurant, bar and pool levels create outdoor usable areas at the macro level while each room opens onto a north facing terrace. The hotel rooms get their own privacy and are not disturbed by the banquet functions. At the same time, both the banquets and rooms get gardens and are oriented towards the north creating cooler inside spaces in response to the climate
The guest rooms are angled along the site to orient all the rooms towards the north while being inclined to create north facing terraces at each level.
Inclined incisions in the volumes allow light to either come in to the circulation spaces from the east or west, blocking out the south on southern facing walls. Thus the heat gain into the building is reduced while simultaneously creating sculptural openings.
Minimal openings on the southern sides with large openings on the northern sides create energy efficient spaces throughout this hotel in response to its location in a city with temperatures ranging from 13O C to 46O C.
Rather than the compartmentalized feel of most hotels internally, this hotel opens out to the landscape in different directions and the entire public space is designed like an indoor street with a play of volumes and open, enclosed and semi-enclosed spaces merging seamlessly.
The Interior incorporates elements derived from Lucknow chikan which is a well-known form of embroidery design.
This sculptural hotel is thus responsive to its site in its orientation while generating varied open spaces and is energy efficient by its layout and design.
Each of its internal volumes has a distinct identity while being an extension of its unique form and spatial configuration.
Winning the LEAF World Future Building of 2015, being the overall winner of MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects 2014 at Cannes, France and winning 3 A + Architizer Awards in New York in 2014, Sanjay Puri Architects have now won 74 international architecture awards.The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design’s International Architecture Awards in 2014, 2012 & 2011. The World Architecture Festival Awards in 2015, 2014,2012, 2011 & 2010, 9 World Architecture Community Awards U.K and the Hospitality Design Awards New York 2015,2012 & 2010 are some of the other awards won by the firm in last 3 years. With 74 international awards and 72 national awards, the firm has architectural projects in Spain, Montenegro, Mauritius, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Montreal and Dallas in addition to projects in 40 Indian cities.