By : wadeindia | 14 Mar 2017 | Recent projects
Vijaya Bank Head Office Auditorium-Bangalore
Challenges: A 32 year old 10 storey building, with 13’-0” floor to floor height all on a frame structure. Deep RCC coffered ceiling bringing down the roof height to 10’6”, A Sky Lit Courtyard with a 6” higher floor slab, that had to be covered and floor levels increased uniformly. Huge Cantilevered areas supporting too many rooms with attached Toilets.
The Design Concept was like A Drama Unfolding from “Nothing to Everything.”
“A – Dare – To – Attempt” Design Approach with Huge yet, Significant and Calculated risks were taken to achieve the end result.“ Sensitive and Sensible Thinking” of the Architect was put into significant trial to Conceptualize A Design for this magnitude of an Auditorium with many Challenges wherein, Innovativeness, Creativity, Aesthetic Appeal, Functional Viability was on one side, Use of Right Technology, Engineering Precision, and a thorough Product know how to suit the project requirement was on the other.
A Circular Layout was conceptualized having A CIRCULAR CORNER STAGE with an Enhanced viewing angle to 110 degree, was proposed to accommodate 506 seating. Only Two terraces 6” high with concealed lighting.
Working on the 10th floor, The Sky-Lit courtyard was closed using COMPOSITE DECK SLAB Bolted to I- section beams Using HILTI BOLTS.
BARRILUX STRETCH CEILING, a very Flexible Tensile membrane(fabric) with an underlay of 50mm thick 1000gsm Polyester Green rated Acoustical Insulation mounted over Sleek Aluminium Frame was used over the stage to get a very light, seamless false ceiling also enhancing reflection of light elegant ambience.
ACOUSTICAL WALL PANELLING with a good Ratio of Wood and Fabric with lights embedded within was proposed. An Energy Efficient OPTICAL FIBRE LIGHTING, has been Embedded in The SCOOP PATTERNED GYPSUM CEILING to enhance the quality of light Subdued giving a magical Theatrical Ambience all over the auditorium. Dimmable LED – Warm Light fixtures, Cove lighting with LED strips have been used and Automized to manage the Lighting and Audio and Video.
Energy Efficiency has been achieved by using VRF Cassette type system with Thermal Insulation below the ceiling. A complete revamping was proposed with Structural elements left intact and unaltered. A focused Precision Designing was formulated which included overall Interior Design Interwoven with High-End Engineered accuracy.
The Design of the Auditorium Negotiated and Interwove itself through Limitations. Deep RCC coffered ceiling lowered the height of the Auditorium where volume is a must. This decided the type of sleek Acoustically treated false-ceiling that were proposed. All Achieved in a record time of 6 months – Design, Tendering, Demolition, Civil Works- Building Terraces in 60mm to 75mm RCC with cinder filling, Revamping of Toilet areas, General and Stage Lighting, Audio Video, Fire and Security systems, HVAC works Interior furnishing- of Auditorium, Adjoining 20seater Conference Room with 40 seater Executive Dining space, Kitchenette inclusive of Wall paneling, Partitions, wood works – tables, Name board, Main and Dining entrances, Granite Works in the Reception area etc. on the 10th floor in a prime location on MG Road with day time working only.
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