Steel Structures & Metal Buildings 2019

SSMB 2019 : Joe Paul, Project Architect of Shilpa Architects is featured in the May 2019 edition of Steel Structures & Metal Buildings magazine.

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Decathlon is a French sporting goods retailer with close to 70 stores in India.┬áThis is their sixth and the largest store in Tamil Nadu with a retail area of about 32,000 Sq.ft and a covered play area of 5,000 Sq.ft . This┬á is a two-storey structure wherein the ground floor is predominantly on RCC stilts and first floor is fully a pre-engineered steel structure. The stilt floor is used for parking over 200 cars and it also houses the services and administrative spaces. The first floor has an oversized 230′ x 130′ column free, double-height retail hall and an ancillary play area of 5,000 sq.ft, ┬áall built using steel. This is fully air conditioned ┬ástore with majority of their energy needs fulfilled using solar power.