"I want a lotus to bloom in the mud"- these words from the client, he gave us a clear indication of the starting point in design. The client is a very well travelled person with good international exposure and he is one of the leaders and main suppliers in organized paper business in the city of Surat, and approched us to design a godown cum corporate office building. Due to its bland site location and no pleasant view around, the core idea was to create a building that interesting as well as with a tranquil environment within. We came up with a bold form finished expression of the building with minimal windows, emphasising the point. We decided to do the project which is more inward looking and considering his exposure, we tried to give him something that is Functional, Flexible and Timeless. The art integration for the project, on the theme of paper - its applications and characteristics, stands out as it adds vibrant colours to the green and grey canvas. The large pin-wheels installation on the facade lends an interesting identity to the project.
Client: Mr Chirag Laddha (Shreepad Plastics Pvt. Ltd.)
Site Location: B-191, Road No. 06 F, Udhana Udhyognagar, Surat
Plot Size: 1,222 sq yards / 1,022 sq m
Construction Area: 14,000 sq ft / 1,300 sq m
Year of Completion: 2014
Services: Architecture, Interior Design, MEP Integration, Landscape, Artworks
Team: Snehal Shah, Nishith Jariwala, Nikhil Tamakuwala