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The Community Centre, where every activity extends into an open space

Sanjay Puri Architects

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Sanjay Puri Architects

Situated on a very small plot of 560 sqm in a small city Akluj in Maharashtra State, India, the client’s brief included retail spaces , a gymnasium, a dance studio, a restaurant and an exhibition space. The built up area on each floor is only 295 sqm after the required setbacks from the boundaries and the roads on 2 sides. Each floor recesses or cantilevers out to create north facing terraces at each level so that every activity extends into an open space. The temperatures in this region are in excess of 35°C for 8 months annually with the sun in the southern hemisphere.

Each floor recesses or cantilevers out to create north facing terraces at each level so that every activity extends into an open space. Taking cognizance of this, the vertical circulation & services occupy the southern side to reduce heat gain with all the facilities opening up towards the north. The east and west sides are shielded with vertical fins to mitigate heat gain while allowing filtered light into the spaces. Although the requirements were extensive within this small plot with no garden spaces at the ground level , the design generates open landscaped terraces amounting to 75% of the site area. Designed to be energy efficient The Community Centre in Akluj is contextual to the climate and creates open spaces useable throughout the day within the small plots space restraints.

Situated on a very small plot of 560 sqm in a small city Akluj in Maharashtra State, India, the client’s brief included retail spaces , a gymnasium, a dance studio, a restaurant and an exhibition space. The built up area on each floor is only 295 sqm after the required setbacks from the boundaries and the roads on 2 sides. Each floor recesses or cantilevers out to create north facing terraces at each level so that every activity extends into an open space. The temperatures in this region are in excess of 35°C for 8 months annually with the sun in the southern hemisphere. Taking cognizance of this, the vertical circulation & services occupy the southern side to reduce heat gain with all the facilities opening up towards the north. The east and west sides are shielded with vertical fins to mitigate heat gain while allowing filtered light into the spaces. The roof top is landscaped with a café space. Although the requirements were extensive within this small plot with no garden spaces at the ground level , the design generates open landscaped terraces amounting to 75% of the site area. Designed to be energy efficient The Community Centre in Akluj is contextual to the climate and creates open spaces useable throughout the day within the small plots space restraints.

Designed to be energy efficient The Community Centre in Akluj is contextual to the climate and creates open spaces useable throughout the day within the small plots space restraints. The Clients have praised the building design & this is currently being constructed.

Credits

 AKLUJ, SOLAPUR
 India
 MR.RONIT DOSHI
 CULTURAL CENTRE
 12/2024
 2185 mq
 Confidential
 SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS
 MR.SANJAY PURI, MR.CHANDAN JOSHI, MS.SHRUTI PILLAY
 Structural consultant – Civilaksh Consultants , MEP Consultant – Eloquence Consultants
 SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS

Curriculum

Winner of the World’s Best Residential Architecture in the CDA Awards Paris 2023, the world’s best housing project in The World Architecture Festival Lisbon 2022, the world’s best residential firm at the Architizer A + Awards , New York 2022. Sanjay Puri Architects have won over 360 awards including 246 International Architecture Awards.
With a firm strength of 90, Sanjay Puri Architects are working on projects of all typologies in 36 Indian cities & 4 countries including Australia, Oman & The Congo ,Africa.
Sanjay Puri Architects tops the Architizer , New York’s list of best Indian architecture firms & is included in the Archdaily top 100 firms worldwide, Architizer New York’s top 130 firms as well as the WA, UK top 100 firms in the world.

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