Office for Communique
The design of this office project seeks to prioritise comfort, health and well-being to its users.
The upper floors house the workspaces within a seamless two-floor volume, accommodating a diverse mix of functions. In order to optimise the infiltration of glare-free daylight, its northern and southern edges are designed to be porous; the fenestration scheme was designed via a metric-based daylight analysis.
To reduce heat admission into the building, the western edge—which forms its primary façade—is completely covered with a massive wall and an added layer of insulation. Along the southern edge, informal, semi-open meeting areas are created at both ends of the volume to provide intimate spaces for discussions and conversations. All services are housed at one end of the floor plate to facilitate maintenance operations and easy circulation.
Project Name: Office for Communique
Location: Gurugram, Haryana, India
Completion Date: April 2018
Site Area: 450 square metres
Gross Floor Area: 1,225 square metres
Building Height: 15 metres
Client/Owner: Communique Marketing Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Architecture Firm: group DCA
Principal Architect: Amit Aurora
Main Contractor: Ram Swaroop and company
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Weather Comfort (mechanical); Design Matrix (electrical)
Civil & Structural Engineer: S. V. Damle
Images/Photos: Andre J Fanthome; group DCA