In response to a very specific brief, this housing project has 126 apartments in six buildings of 11 storeys each. Planned in three different sizes these apartments of 750, 850 & 950 sqm are configured with large living spaces, 5 bedrooms, a study & a gym in them.
▼项目概览，overview ©Abhishek Shah
▼公寓楼外观， apartment building exterior view ©Abhishek Shah
▼场地平面图，site plan ©Sanjay Puri Architects
Located on a plot of 29,600 sqm in Surat city, India, with a height limitation of 40 metres, the buildings are laid out along the site perimeter creating a large focal garden of 13,000 sqm. All the vehicular movement is restricted to the perimeter along with a basement car park generating 80% of the plot as vehicle-free space. The large landscaped area rises in angular planes revealing a partially sub-terranean recreational club with entertainment & sports facilities that are sheltered from heat gain & simultaneously open to natural ventilation & light.
▼场地中央形成一个13000平方米的宽敞花园，the buildings are laid out along the site perimeter creating a large focal garden of 13,000 sqm ©Abhishek Shah
▼半地下的休闲运动空间，the sub-terranean recreational club ©Abhishek Shah
▼从户外平台望向花园，view to the garden from the outdoor deck ©Abhishek Shah
The apartments are planned to facilitate cross ventilation & are sheltered by large cantilevered decks that mitigate heat gain in response to the climate of the location. Temperatures are in excess of 35°C for 8 months annually in Surat city. Each of the buildings is 11 metres high entrance lobbies with 2 apartments on each floor & penthouses on the 11th floor.
▼大型悬臂式平台为公寓带来荫蔽，the apartments are sheltered by large cantilevered decks ©Abhishek Shah
▼入口大厅，entrance lobby ©Abhishek Shah
▼大厅休息区，lobby seating area ©Abhishek Shah
The extensive landscaped space generated by the layout is planned with numerous sports facilities & different areas for different age groups. Designed in response to the client’s brief, the location of the site & the city’s climate, Excellenseaa 126 creates a micro-environment that is sustainable. The extensive landscaping with trees, plants, and water bodies helps in passive cooling. The large overhangs & outdoor decks to each apartment reduce heat gain whilst adding individual outdoor spaces.
▼运动设施和水池，sports facility and water bodies ©Abhishek Shah
▼大楼梯，the grand staircase ©Abhishek Shah
Water recycling, rain-water harvesting, sewage treatment & solar panels contribute towards reducing the carbon footprint & making the project self-sufficient. The numerous sporting & entertainment activities are supplemented by conferencing facilities, a grocery store, a medical room, a laundromat & housekeeping staff facilities.
▼花园鸟瞰，aerial view to the garden ©Abhishek Shah
▼休闲设施轴测图，club house exploded view ©Sanjay Puri Architects
▼剖面透视图，sectional view ©Sanjay Puri Architects
▼标准层平面图，typical floor plan ©Sanjay Puri Architects
▼剖面图AA，section AA ©Sanjay Puri Architects
Location: Surat, India
Client’s Name: Happy Homes
Architecture Firm: Sanjay Puri Architects
Total Built-up Area: 130,000 sqm
Project Start Year: 2017
Project completion year: April 2020
Lead architect: Sanjay Puri
Design Team: Kapil Merchant, Madhavi Belsare& Pooja Sampat
Photo credit: Mr. Abhishek Shah