TAJ Hotels has recently engaged WOW Architects + Warner Wong Design to design the flagship of their new brand Vivanta whose response was a unique combination of contemporary space and high-end technology set within a strong landscape paradigm.

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Whitefield is a rapidly developing suburb of Bangalore where many IT related companies were and still are building corporate offices, residential precincts and related amenities, and it is one of the first successful working models of work and play environments in India.

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This naturally made the new hotel a gateway statement between the IT Park and the developing city around it.

Located at the entrance of the ITPB, Vivanta serves as a contemporary socio-cultural hub for the local IT community. The architects were confronted with constraints of low height restrictions and high site coverage which demanded creative, adaptive solutions, from which emerged this landscaper concept.

Architecture, interior and landscape are integrated in conceptual clarity and experiential strength. The building is designed as a landscraper, maximising high site coverage and replacing the surface area of the site with a sloping, wrapping and bending landscape plane. Public and private spaces interweave cinematically along the public promenade. The seamlessness encourages social interactions. Adapting to local workmanship abilities and construction management processes, workmanship defects were embraced as part of the aesthetic through finishes intentionally celebrating the raw rusticity.

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The hotel is an extension of the surrounding high-tech business park; a vibrant business hub combined with a relaxing abode after work. Architecture and landscape are integrated into the enjoyment of Bangalore’s mild climate. A naturally ventilated rooftop bar opens out onto landscaped gardens that form part of a green roof. Rainwater is harvested for landscape irrigation. Composition of highly reflective dark/light tinted glass alludes to the memory of the original site and achieves OTTV values without compromising room views.

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Located at the entrance of the ITPB, Vivanta serves as a contemporary socio-cultural hub for the local IT community. The architects were confronted with constraints of low height restrictions and high site coverage which demanded creative, adaptive solutions, from which emerged this landscaper concept.

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Designed by WOW Architects

 “By introducing landscape back to the folded ground ‘plane’, the idea of a landscaper (as opposed to skyscraper) building was formed,” says Wong. “The podium then seemed to dematerialize, blurring the distinction between building and ground, architecture and landscape.”

Link: http://retaildesignblog.net/2012/11/23/vivanta-hotel-by-wow-architects-bangalore-india/

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