Project : Entrepreneur Development Center, Chandigarh
Architect : Ar.SD Sharma
The project is a powerful initiative of the Chandigarh administration which is housed in a powerful building. We feel the building to be powerful because of its powerful aesthetics , powerful ambiance and perfect functionality. Although the building is comparatively smaller to what is built around, it is therefore conceived as sculpturous form packed with high technology and aesthetic appeals from all angles- location being at a corner.
Building is in stepped form with terrace garden at every level for recreation and stimulation covering an area of 72,000 sq.ft Insulated Low –E- Glass is proposed to reduce glare and check, out flow of conditioned air and inflow of external temperature.
The pergolas on garden terraces create perfect thermal insulation. The glazing is optimally designed for even distribution of daylight into the work area and to save energy. CFLs lights are provided in a manner so that no glare ever falls on the computer screens.
Building with atrium and visible movement space on all the floors will create revealing interiors. The centre is planned for software development , R&D, and other high value services which may be used for export purposes. Most importantly the centre will also provide incubation facilities to young entrepreneurs who will have work spaces with ultimate facilities required
As such the building speaks of high technology and global consciousness, which reflects appropriate image of the administration. It will have desired attraction to hold entrepreneurs.