HOK is a global design firm dealing in architecture, engineering, and planning, and is the largest in the US. Spread across 24 offices in three continents, HOK is a leader in sustainable design and a pioneer in biomimicry and Design Intelligence. They opened their branch in Mumbai in the year 2008 and have ever since created several examples of environmental stewardship, value creation, and spatial brilliance across India.
buy vibramycin online www.mobleymd.com/wp-content/languages/new/vibramycin.html no prescription

1. KEMPEGOWDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Location: Kempegowda, Bangalore
Completion date: 2013

The expansion of Terminal 1 Kempegowda International Airport has reinforced Bengaluru’s position as an important international travel hub. The open, welcoming structure with its glass facades, skylights, and the undulating roof structure has been designed to allow natural light to penetrate in. Sustainable strategies adopted have yielded the building LEED Gold and GreenCo Platinum certification. The interior and exterior landscaping features enhance Bengaluru’s reputation as the ‘Garden City of India’.

KEMPEGOWDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - Sheet1
Undulating roof structure ©www.hok.com
KEMPEGOWDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - Sheet2
Skylights in the interiors ©www.hok.com
KEMPEGOWDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - Sheet3
Full height glass walls ©www.hok.com

2. DR. D. Y. PATIL UNIVERSITY MULTISPECIALITY HOSPITAL

Location: Mumbai
Completion date: 2011

The multispecialty hospital is a part of the D. Y. Patil University medical teaching campus.

The standalone facility communicates a contemporary state-of-art image. Its stone and fiber-reinforced concrete structure make it an environmentally responsive building, while the form and façade design gives it a sculptural appeal. 

DR. D. Y. PATIL UNIVERSITY MULTISPECIALITY HOSPITAL - Sheet1
Dr. D Y Patil Hospital ©www.hok.com
DR. D. Y. PATIL UNIVERSITY MULTISPECIALITY HOSPITAL - Sheet2
Dr. D Y Patil Hospital ©www.hok.com

3. I G I AIRPORT ATC TOWER

Location: Delhi
Completion date: 2019

The Indira Gandhi International Airport air traffic control tower is the country’s most technologically advanced and highest ATC (Air Traffic Control) tower. The tower is so placed to allow 360-degree views of the airport and its context. The 335ft high structure was aimed at enhancing air traffic management and is equipped with modern technology. The slender architectural form along with its structural complexities and functional success makes it an architectural landmark for Delhi.  

I G I AIRPORT ATC TOWER - Sheet1
ATC Tower ©www.hok.com
I G I AIRPORT ATC TOWER - Sheet2
ATC Tower ©www.hok.com

4. WORLD TRADE CENTER, CHENNAI 

Location: Perungudi, Chennai
Completion date (proposed): 2020

The World Trade Center, Chennai sits on a high visibility, accessibility area along a thriving IT corridor of Chennai. The towers are oriented to minimize the solar heat gain while the terra-cotta panels with varying width and depths provide shading, hence reducing solar load. When completed, the towers will be the tallest commercial structure in Chennai and hence an important landmark for the city. Thus, the modular façade is a key feature of the design with its abundant glazing that utilizes daylight and accentuates the views of the sea.

WORLD TRADE CENTER, CHENNAI  - Sheet1
World Trade Center ©www.hok.com
WORLD TRADE CENTER, CHENNAI  - Sheet2
World Trade Center ©www.hok.com
WORLD TRADE CENTER, CHENNAI  - Sheet3
World Trade Center ©www.hok.com

5. I G I AIRPORT TERMINAL 3 

Location: Delhi
Completion date: 2010

The Indira Gandhi International Airport T3 was built to facilitate the 2010 CommonWealth Games and hence was intended as a gateway to India. The interiors showcase the Indian culture through art installations, graphics, and overall setup. The orientation of the building reduces solar heat gain while optimizing daylight. Further, the design incorporates sustainability and energy-efficient strategies to optimize energy and resources. 

I G I AIRPORT TERMINAL 3  - Sheet1
IGI Airport T3 ©Telegraph India
I G I AIRPORT TERMINAL 3  - Sheet2
IGI Airport T3 ©India TV News
I G I AIRPORT TERMINAL 3  - Sheet3
IGI Airport T3 ©India TV News

6. C S I AIRPORT ATC TOWER

Location: Mumbai
Completion date: 2013

The Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport air traffic control tower is one of the tallest structures in Mumbai. The tower was designed keeping in mind the need to merge it with context while providing an unobstructed view of the surroundings.
buy wellbutrin online www.mobleymd.com/wp-content/languages/new/wellbutrin.html no prescription

Apart from its aesthetic design and sculptural form, the tower is equipped with the latest technologies and structural advancements.

C S I AIRPORT ATC TOWER - Sheet1
CSI Airport ATC tower ©www.hok.com
C S I AIRPORT ATC TOWER - Sheet2
CSI Airport ATC tower ©www.hok.com
C S I AIRPORT ATC TOWER - Sheet3
CSI Airport ATC tower ©www.hok.com

7. BRIGADE GATEWAY COMPLEX

Location: Malleswaram, Bangalore
Completion date: 2011

Brigade Gateway complex is an ‘integrated lifestyle enclave’ and a self-contained urban neighborhood that includes the World Trade Center, hotels, health facilities, schools, clubs, courts, a mall, an artificial lake, landscaped gardens, parks, and residential apartments. As per the promoters, “HOK has created places that enrich how people work, play, heal, worship, discover, learn, and travel-places that improve how people live”. 

BRIGADE GATEWAY COMPLEX - Sheet1
Brigade Gateway Complex ©Brigade Group
BRIGADE GATEWAY COMPLEX - Sheet2
Brigade Gateway Complex ©Brigade Group

8. LAVASA HILL STATION MASTERPLAN 

Location: Lavasa, Mulshi valley, Pune
Completion date (proposed): 2021

India’s first post-independence planned hill city, Lavasa was developed based on the vision ‘People living in harmony with nature’. HOK developed the masterplan to create a world-class hill city incorporating the principles of new urbanism along with concepts based on the local ecosystem. Ecological intelligence and biomimetic designs were integrated with urban design concepts such that it ensured nature’s ability to replenish and renew its resources. When completed, Lavasa will include five towns with a permanent population of 3 lakh residents and a tourist inflow of 20 lakh visitors per year.

LAVASA HILL STATION MASTERPLAN - Sheet1
Lavasa Hill Station Master Plan ©www.pinterest.com
LAVASA HILL STATION MASTERPLAN - Sheet2
Lavasa Hill Station Master Plan ©Holidaymine
LAVASA HILL STATION MASTERPLAN - Sheet3
Lavasa Hill Station Master Plan ©Sakal Times
Author

Akshara is a graduate from SPA-Delhi who believes that the ability to see and read the world around through multiple perspectives is one of the must haves to make a positive change. As an architect, she aspires to develop her writings as a medium of self-expression and self-exploration.

Write A Comment