Form, Function & Finesse Bajaj Bhavan, Lucknow

By December 07 , 2016
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The site for the project Bajaj Bhavan is located in the heart of the vibrant city of Lucknow, The city of Nawabs. The infrastructure of the city is developing at a great pace and it is now home to many eye catching architecture.

Curtain Wall System

The building consists of two type of double glazed soft-coat high performance glass:

  1. 6-15-6 IGU: 6mm tempered glass + 15mm air gap with Argon gas + 6mm tempered glass (Coating on face 3).
  2. 6-15-6 IGU: 6mm tempered glass (with design ceramic frit on face 2) + 15mm air gap with Argon gas + 6mm tempered glass (Coating on face 3).

The glass is fixed using aluminium extruded profiles with pressure plate and cover plate. The façade of Bajaj Bhavan is designed according to wind pressure analysis reports.

Characteristics of Glass

The chosen glass is the most advanced way to achieve that delicate balance between the outdoors and the indoors, aesthetics and economics, function and finesse. Developed to suit the unique climatic conditions of the Indian subcontinent, the glass meets the needs of the Indian consumers who traditionally require more cooling than heating and want to prevent solar radiation from coming in.It is the perfect amalgamation of energy efficiency and optimum day-lighting, where architects can actualize a state of mind that captures intelligence in every sense – architectural sense, aesthetic sense, economic sense, energy efficiency sense and environment sense.The glass is designed to deliver superior performance that allows a higher standard of green architecture by allowing optimum light to pass through windows/facade while absorbing and reflecting away a large degree of the near range Infrared heat. It also helps in keeping indoor spaces brighter and cooler.

111The Bajaj Bhavan, Lucknow

Characteristics of Ceramic Printed Glass

Ceramic frit design and percentage coverage affects the light transmission and solar heat gain of glass. Light frit colours and certain pattern designs can cause enhanced brightness when viewed from indoors under certain daylight and background sky conditions, while dark frit colours will tend to reduce glare.

Benefits of Ceramic Printed Glass

Combining silk-screened glass with clear, tinted, low-E, or reflective glass, can control light transmittance, reduce solar heat gain and enhance aesthetic and performance characteristics.

Ceramic-frittedCeramic fritted glass on the facade
CombiningCombining silk-screened glass with clear, tinted, Low-E, or reflective glass, can control light transmittance

Vertical Sunscreen

The sunscreen is fabricated using Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP) wrapped over MS tubular frame as per the pattern provided by the architect. The ACP used is 3 Coat and 3 Bake KYNAR 500 Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coated (coating thickness 32 to 35 microns), corrosion resistant, unbreakable and machinable. It is environment friendly, provides excellent sound and thermal insulation and is resistant to abrasion. The sunscreen also adds to the beauty of the building with the pattern based on modern architecture.

Benefits Of Sunscreen

External shade is simply the most natural way to cool a room within a building, by reducing the buildings exposure to heat gain from the unrelenting bake of the sun.

QUICK FACTS
Project Name: Bajaj Bhavan
Location: Lucknow, U.P.
Client: Bajaj Group
Architect: The Phogat Associates
Materials used for facade & fenestration: Double Glazed Glass, Aluminium Extruded Profiles, MS Tubes, Aluminium Composite Panel.
Commencement Date: July 2014
Completion Date: January 2015
Area: 2,960 Sq m

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