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Indian Habitat Centre

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Indian Habitat Centre

  1. 1. INDIA HABITAT CENTRE- LOCATION : LODHI ROAD, NEW DELHI- ARCHITECT : JOSEPH ALLEN STIEN
  2. 2. BRIEF INTRODUCTION : INDIA HABITAT CENTRE WAS STEIN’S LARGEST PROJECT CONSISTING OF SIX RESTAURANTS,FOUR GALLERIES,ONE AUDITORIUM,AMPHITHEATRE AND AN ATRIUM.THE LANDSCAPING,HORTICULTURE,FOUNTAINS ADD TO THE PLEASING AMBIENCE OF THE CAMPUS. SPREAD ON AN AREA OF 9 ACRES,THE CAPITAL’S CULTURAL HUB,KNOWN FOR HOSTING PLAYS,BOOK READINGS,MUSIC CONCERTS,DANCE PERFORMANCES,ART EXHIBITIONS,CORPORATE LUNCHEONS AND OFFICE WORKSHOPS,IS ALSO A PLACE TO CATCH UP WITH FRIENDS AND LOVERS.
  3. 3. LOCATION FOOTPRINTS : R S Q v PGATES : U T INTERNAL SPACES :P Visual Art GalleryQ Open Palm CourtR Experimental Art Gallery S Eatopia T The Stien AuditoriumU The All American Dinerv IHC Information Centre SITE LAYOUT PLAN
  4. 4. PLANNING : THE COMPLEX IS BUILT ON AN AREA OF 9 ACRES WITH A SUPER BUILT-UP AREA OF 97,000 SQ.MT. AND CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THREE SIDES HAVING LODHI ROAD ON THE NORTHERN SIDE SEGREGATING VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT. THERE ARE 5 MAIN BUILDING BLOCKS WHICH ARE INTERCONNECTED BY MEANS OF AERIAL WALKWAYS SERVING VSRIOUS FUNCTIONAL SPACES LIKE OFFICE SPACES,EXHIBITION SPACES,CONFERENCE FACLITIES,CAFETERIAS ETC.. THE CONVENTION BLOCK IS DIVIDED INTO TWO BUILT STRUCTURES, AN AUDITORIUM AND THE CONVENTION CENTRE. THIS SEGREGATION HELPS IN BETTER HANDLING OF CROWD AND THERE IS ALSO A SEPARATE ENTRY TO THE CONVENTION CENTRE THAT AVOIDS OTHER DISTURBANCES.THERE IS ALSO A BASEMENT FLOOR FOR PARKING AROUND 1000 CARS.
  5. 5. FACILITIES : CENTRES OF ACTIVITY THE HABITAT ART GALLERIES /EXHIBITION AREAS THE COMPLEX CONSISTS OF THREE ART GALLERIES KNOWN AS THE VISUAL ART GALLERY,OPEN PALM COURT AND EXPERIMENTAL ART GALLERY THAT PROVIDES A PLATFORM TO THE ARTISTS TO DISPLAY THEIR TALENT. IT ALSO CONSISTS OF AN EXHIBITION SPACE AT THE CONVENTION CENTRE.
  6. 6. FACILITIES : CENTRES OF ACTIVITY CONVENTION CENTRE : THE STIEN AUDITORIUM /CONFERENCE HALLSIHC PROVIDES ONE OF THE FINEST CONVENTION CENTRES IN THECOUNTRY EQUIPPED WITH FACILITIES LIKE AUDITORIUM,CONFERENCEHALLS,GUEST ROOMS AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRE.THE CONVENTIONCENTRE AND HOSPITALITY AREAS TOGETHER ARE KNOWN AS THEHABITAT WORLD.
  7. 7. FACILITIES : CENTRES OF ACTIVITY THE HABITAT LIBRARY AND RESOURCE CENTRE IT’S THE INTELLECTUAL HUB OF IHC OFFERING A RENGE OF SERVICES LIKE INTERNET ACCESS, USE OF MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES INCLUDING NEWSPAPERS,PERIODICALS,AUDIO-VISUALS,MUSIC,BOOKS ETC.. THERE IS ALSO A LIBRARY LOUNGE FOR MEMBERS WITH A CAPACITY OF 50 PERSONS FOR REXATIONAL CONVERSATION. THE IHC FILM CLUB STARTED IN MARCH 2000, THE HABITAT FILM CLUB PROVIDESMEANING FULL AND ENTERTAINING FILMS ALL ACROSS THE WORLD, INTERACTIVE SESSIONS WITH DIRECTORS,PRODUCERS,THEIR RETROSPECTIVES AND MUCH MORE. THIS WEEK’S ACTION CENTER
  8. 8. FACILITIES : CENTRES OF ACTIVITY CAFETERIASTHERE ARE SIX CAFETERIAS IN TOTAL OUT OF WHICH EATOPIA AND THE AMERICAN DINER IS OPEN TO PUBLIC WHEREAS THE OTHER FOUR RESTAURANTS NAMELY DELHI ‘O’ DELHI,ORIENTAL OCTOPUS, PAST TIMES AND THE DECK IS OPENED FOR MEMBERS ONLY.
  9. 9. DESIGN REVIEW : SEGREGATION OF PEDESTRIAN AND VEHICULAR ENTRY WITH THE USE OF LEVEL DIFFERENCES CREATES A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO THE COMPLEX.THE HEIGHT OF THE BUILDINGS ARE 30M. CONNECTED BY AERIAL WALKWAYS.THE ENTIRE FAÇADE IS CLADDED WITH RED BRICKS GIVING A MAJESTIC LOOKUSE OF HORIZONTAL AND VERICAL RIBBON WINDOWS HAVING SLOTS IN THEM FOR PLANTATION PURPOSE.THE BUILDING BLOCKS BEING SEPARATED CREATE INTERESTING COURTYARDS LANDSCAPED WITH STONE SCULPUTRES AND IS GREEN THROUGHOUT.THE COURTYARD BEING GREEN,CREATES AN IMAGE OF A TROPICAL RAINFOREST WITH A CONSTANT AIRY FLOW THROUGH THE SPACES.USE OF SHADING DEVICES REFLECT BACK 70% OF THE SUMMER HEAT.IT IS DESIGNED AS A SPACE FRAME STRUCTURE WITH BLUE REFLECTORS THAT CAN BE ALIGNED PROVIDING SHADE DURING SUMMER AND ALLOWS WINTER SUN TO ENTER.
  10. 10. DESIGN REVIEW :SUNLIGHT STREAMS INTO THE COMPLEX CREATING BEAUTIFUL PATTERNS ON THE TEXTURED SURFACE WITH THE TIME OF THE DAY .THE SPACES ARE QUIET EXCEPT FOR THE SOUNDS OF THE GURGLING FOUNTAINS THAT RELIEVES THE SURROUNDINGS WITH THE HEAT.THE VENTILATION SHAFTS ARE WELL DESIGN PROVIDING SUNLIGHT TO THE BASEMENT. WELL DESIGNED DRAINAGE SYSTEM ELIMINATES USE OF RAINWATER PIPES AND ADDS TO THE BEAUTY OF THE STRUCTURE
  11. 11. CONCLUSION : SEVERAL LEADING CORPORATE ENTITIES LIKE THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES INSTITUE (TERI),HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LTD.(HUDCO),NATIONAL HOUSING BANK(NHB),INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION(ILO) ETC.. HOUSE THE INDIAN HABITAT CENTRE.INDIA HABITAT CENTRE IS CONCEIVED TO PROVIDE A PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT WHICHWOULD SERVE AS A CATALYST FOR SYNERGIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS ANDINSTITUIONS WORKING IN DIVERSE HABITAT RELATED AREAS AND THEREFORE,MAXIMIZETHE TOTAL EFFECTIVENESS.

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