Happy Excellenseaa 126 by Happy Homes | Sanjay Puri Architects

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Project Name: Happy Excellenseaa 126 by Happy Homes

Practice: Sanjay Puri Architects

Firm Location: Mumbai

Completion year: 2020

Gross Built up Area: 1400000 SQ FT

Project Location: Surat, Gujarat

Lead Architects: MR Sanjay Puri

Design Team: Kapil Merchant, Pooja Sampat & Madhavi Belsare

Clients: Happy Home Group

Structural Consultants: Technocrat Consultants

Landscape Consultants: Sanjay Puri Architects

MEP Consultants: Malwawala Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd.

Contractors: Mann Corporation

Photo Credits: Abhishek Shah Architectural Interior Photography

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Project Description

(Text submitted by the Architect | Updated on 04 November, 2020)

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 8000, 9000 & 10,000 sqft are configured with large living spaces, 5 bedrooms, a study & a gym in them.

Located on a plot of 29600 sqm in Surat city, India with a height limitation of 40 meters, the buildings are laid out along the site perimeter creating a large focal garden of 13000sqm.

All the vehicular movement is restricted to the perimeter along with a basement car park generating 80% of the plot as vehicle free space.

Site plan
3d view club house
Section 3d
Section BB

The large landscaped area rises in angular planes revealing a partially sub terranean recreational club with entertainment & sports facilities that is sheltered from heat gain & simultaneously open to natural ventilation & light.

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 has 11-meter-high entrance lobbies with 2 apartments on each floor & penthouses on the 11th floor.

The extensive landscaped space generated by the layout is planned with numerous sports facilities & different areas for different age groups.


South West View
View from the North West

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.

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

Each of the 6 wings have different entrance lobbies
A view from the focal landscaped space
Angular grass mounts lift up in the centre of the landscaped space revealing a sub terranean club


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