Project Name: Ankit Gems
Practice: EssTeam Design Services LLP
Firm Location: Piplod, Surat
Completion year: 2017
Gross Built up Area: 1,55,000 SQFT
Project Location: Icchapore Hazira, Surat
Lead Architects: Snehal Shah, Nishith Jariwala
Design Team: Karan Atodaria, Anisha Jariwala, Kelvin Patel
Clients: Mr. Pravin Shah
Structural Consultants: Bhagat & Associates
Landscape Consultants: Earthscapes Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.
MEP Consultants: HVAC-Apex Consultants & Engineers, Plumbing-Aqua Utility Design & Management Pvt. Ltd., Electrical- Apoorva Parikh, Fire Fighting Design Consultants-Aqua Utility Design & Management Pvt. Ltd.
Contractors: Zeal Builders, Monaarc Corporation Pvt.Ltd., Balaji Refrigeration, Raj Electricals, Transit Electronics, A Azammiya Alammiya & co., Palash Associates
Project Manager: Esscat Project Management LLP
Interior + Furniture: Essteam Design Services LLP
Photo Credits: Chetan Vakharia
“Text as submitted by Architect”
Keeping in mind the values that are critical for designing a Diamond Factory- Space Optimization, Spatial Flexibility, and Well Resolved Services, the following options were provided showing the various criteria and calculations done for space efficiency that was later responsible for the decision- making process, taking care of the Production area, Service area, and Circulation area.
Located in an Industrial Park not far from the city, the architecture of the project is a brutal expression as made of a form finished concrete box that encompassed large space on each floor which can be divided as per needs by partition making it a workspace. This offers a high level of flexibility which counts as a huge asset knowing the dynamics in technology the industry faces today and that it will face tomorrow. The interiors are warm felt spaces using Italian marble and white ash wood for furniture with some hints of copper sparkled in each executive space. The facade is made using perforated Corten Steel which has the dual purpose of security grill and the aesthetics of the building. A vast Landscape at the south of the building invites visitors pleasing their eyes naturally.
Around 56,000 units of energy and consequently money are saved in energy consumption of the factory premises with the use of the thermal tanks in the chiller system of HVAC and on-site solar PV installation of 550 KW. Installation of BMS to monitor the process and non-process loads. More than 50% of materials are procured within a radius of 500 km from the site and 100% of plywood and veneer are sourced from FSC certified forests.
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