IIA | National | Commendation | Interiors | 2005
IGBC | Existing Green Factory Building | Platinum Rating | 2014
IGBC | Re-Certified Green Factory Building | Platinum Rating | 2018
IGBC | Performance Challenge | Winner | Industrial | 2019
Way back in 2003, this was our first major commission; the responsibility to complete a half-built diamond processing factory in form finished concrete. The biggest challenge was to resolve and design the HVAC and the lighting for this buiding. The project became an interesting exercise in designing lighting and HVAC through the floor. Lot of efforts were spent to restrict from overdoing anything in the minimalist spaces and the project won a national award: IIA Award for Excellence in Interior Architecture, 2006. The project design involved all kind of optimisations and in 2014, when the project was applied for Green Building Certification, not to our surprise, the building achieved the highest rating, the Platinum Rating. Further, in 2019, it won the IGBC National Performance Challenge in Industrial category, as being the best performing project green factory in the country.
Client: K. Girdharlal International Pvt Ltd, Mr. Parag Shah
Site Location: Umiya Chowk, A.K. Road, Surat.
Plot Size: -
Construction Area: 1,60,000 sq ft / 14,865 sq m
Year of Completion: 2004
Services: Interior and Landscape Design
Team: Snehal Shah, Mehul Hathiwala, Nikunj Patel, Jigar Dalal
My association with Snehal is almost a decade old starting with the days of K.G. House (2004), and we have worked together on several projects after that. But I have yet to encounter an interaction with him which has made me unhappy! This is one of the most cherished associations for me and he has enriched my life as a friend, philosopher and guide. I have learnt a lot about Art, Architecture and also about Life from him!
- Mr. Parag Shah Exe. Director, M/s K. Girdharlal International Pvt. Ltd., Surat.