This design presentation was made to the District collector in association with M/S. Mc D Berl, Bangalore.
The project brief was developed by the
PWD Cuddalore, after collecting information from each office and
department to be housed within the New Collectorate building. The
overall design objective was to create a comfortable and inspirational
work environment, within a campus that sets a benchmark for green
design. The tangible green objective was to have a net zero energy and
water positive campus.
The initial building design and layout
was presented to all stake holders to provide input for further design
development. The layout plans indicating all departments, offices and
green systems was finalized after in-depth discussion over a series of
The symmetric building layout was
determined by protocol. The configuration of the five storey structure
was derived to optimize day-lighing, natural ventilation and views of
the landscape. A series of diagonal fins form a shading device on the
North facade, and the continous corridors on the South serves the same
purpose. The energy demand was proposed to be met by the building
integrated photovoltaic panels.