Health centres and facilities
Program: To provide a healthcare & wellness center. Site characteristics & constraints: The site is located in an area where there is no development in the immediate vicinity. The slightly contoured site has an existing pond and is proposed to be developed as a housing project with different sizes of small villas & economical apartments. Construction system: Thatch roofing over Bamboo framing, supported on load bearing masonry walls made from locally sourced Basalt stone. Thatch treated in Chromium Copper Bromate forms the main roof acting as an insulation in response to the hot climate. Carpet Area: 450 SQM Design description: The site is located in an area where there is no development in the immediate vicinity. The slightly contoured site has an existing pond and is proposed to be developed as a housing project with different
sizes of small villas & economical apartments. Located in a rural area of Maharashtra in India, this small 450 sq.m. health centre is being built to promote yoga and meditation as a way of healthy living for the community from surrounding villages in the vicinity. The design is to be constructed entirely from locally available grey basalt stone & bamboo, the health centre is designed in a manner that facilitates natural ventilation & natural light In response to the climate with temperatures in excess of 35⁰ C through 8 months of the year the fluid organic spaces open towards the north creating a focal view of an existing pond on the northern side. The entire roof will be supported by thicker bamboos arched to curvatures based on the design with a close grid of bamboos framing the secondary support system.Over this a layer of bitume
n sheets will be laid for water protection since this area has relatively high rainfall. Thatch treated in Chromium Copper Bromate forms the main roof acting as an insulation in response to the hot climate. Within the fluid structure curvilinear walls demarcate zones for meditation, consultation, treatment and other functions. These walls are made up of locally available basalt stones and also serve to provide structural support to the roof. The curvatures of the volume within are orchestrated to the sun direction creating large north facing openings for the indirect sunlight and minimal south facing openings to reduce the heat gain. The design creates a sustainable solution with locally available basalt stone & eco-friendly bamboo to offer health services to a rural community in need of such facilities.
Gross Floor Area (mq)490
ArchitectsSanjay Puri Architects
Design teamSANJAY PURI, OMKAR RANE
Curriculum studio / partecipanteSanjay Puri , the Principal Architect of Sanjay Puri Architects, India has been a speaker and a judge at numerous international architecture events including the LEAF & WAF. His firm founded in 1992, has won 100 international architecture awards including 4 Chicago Athenaeum Awards, 8 WAF Awards, 12 World Architecture Community U.K Awards, the LEAF , 5 Architizer Awards, 3 Hospitality Design Awards, 14 MIPIM Awards and several more. His firm has successfully completed over 600 projects totaling over 60 million square feet. Sanjay Puri and his firm of 72 architects now, continue their quest for creating sustainable design, charting new territories of spatial perception simultaneously imbibing the intrinsic values of Indian heritage & culture within their design solutions.
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