Mahindra World City Clubhouse, New Chennai

Client
Mahindra Lifespace Developers
Year
2015
Program
Architecture
Status
Completed

Mahindra World City Club designed to enhance the communal fabric of Mahindra World City. It harnesses the pioneering ideals of Indo Centric Reciprocity and Holistically Sustainable Design Thinking.

GALLERY

Responding to its geography, the building is composed of an organic freeform nestled between the hillside and lakeside. The architectural program leverages its location and proximity to the lake, and wraps into its location.  A freeform was adopted not only as a response to the geography but also to reflect the playfulness and relaxation that the environment will provide.

The curved planning is strategized to focus views within and outside the site. Keeping with the theme of one-with nature, the aqua blue shingles shimmers like the lake’s waters through the roofs’ clearstories, or heighten the visual experience by its shadow play and reflections under the roof overhangs, as if the Club is “floating in space”.

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The Inspiration

The inspiration for the space comes from the form of the majestic peacock, which is the national bird of India. The design weaves in and out of the form of a fan, symbolized by a dancing peacock to achieve a carefully constructed connection to the natural environment.

Commitment to Sustainability

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Swales are a feature that sit as part of the main lawns and offers an efficient ground water recharge system during the monsoon months.

Rain Chain

Rain chains along the exterior corridors are proven and cost effective measures to convey rain water run–offs.

Fish Scale

‘Fish scale’ aqua bands that are part of the façade is an architectural method of conveying rainwater to the ground.

light-reflection

Light is reflected from the ceilings by the tiles which create a blue reflection on the underside of the roof overlaps.

natural-lighting

The day lighting in most spaces within the club have been maximized based on optimal orientation and site placement of the built form vis-a-vis the open landscape areas.

Materiality

materiality

The material palette employs a range of earthy architectural as well as rapidly renewable materials which ties the architecture very well into the natural environment it is set within.

Mahindra World City Club New Chennai Architecture and Design by Shilpa Architects Planners Designers

Entrance

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Lobby

Sporting Facilities