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THE FOREST, a unique parametric envelope of repetitive cascading elements

Sanjay Puri Architects

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Sanjay Puri Architects

Situated in the pretext of Congo River, the building shape provides peripheral glazing surfaces orienting towards the river. Capturing maximum river views at the shortest distance, the balconies are aligned and projected radially from the offices. The concept thread is drawn from the African forest creating a structure that replicates a dense tree via parabolic balconies that embark upon the building façade. The angled balconies overlap at subsequent floors providing double and single height balcony spaces for every office. The building shape with its projecting decks allow integration of open spaces with enclosed ones. The form generated by the blend of building shape and balconies create a parametric envelope of repetitive cascading elements developing a unique identity.

This high density development due to the prevailing rules governing built-up area necessitated a vertical tower since the ratio of built-up area permissible is 9 times the plot area. The vertical circulation core is planned on the southern side to mitigate heat gain and simultaneously provide privacy to the existing residential 15 storeyed buildings on the southern side. The offices are all oriented towards the north and north-west with the best views of the Congo River as well as reducing the heat gain by allowing natural indirect light to the office spaces.

This high density development due to the prevailing rules governing built-up area necessitated a vertical tower since the ratio of built-up area permissible is 9 times the plot area. The vertical circulation core is planned on the southern side to mitigate heat gain and simultaneously provide privacy to the existing residential 15 storeyed buildings on the southern side. The offices are all oriented towards the north and north-west with the best views of the Congo River as well as reducing the heat gain by allowing natural indirect light to the office spaces. Situated in the pretext of Congo River, the building shape provides peripheral glazing surfaces orienting towards the river. Capturing maximum river views at the shortest distance, the balconies are aligned and projected radially from the offices. The concept thread is drawn from the African forest creating a structure that replicates a dense tree via parabolic balconies that embark upon the building façade. The angled balconies overlap at subsequent floors providing double and single height balcony spaces for every office. The building shape with its projecting decks allow integration of open spaces with enclosed ones. The form generated by the blend of building shape and balconies create a parametric envelope of repetitive cascading elements developing a unique identity.

The offices are all oriented towards the north and north-west with the best views of the Congo River as well as reducing the heat gain by allowing natural indirect light to the office spaces. Situated in the pretext of Congo River, the building shape provides peripheral glazing surfaces orienting towards the river. Capturing maximum river views at the shortest distance, the balconies are aligned and projected radially from the offices.

Credits

 CONGO, AFRICA
 Democratic Republic of Congo
 Modern Construction SARL
 OFFICES
 09/2025
 42108 mq
 Confidential
 SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS
 Mr.Sanjay Puri, Ms.Dimple Mehta, Ms.Muskaan Garg
 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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