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Issue IX | May 2015

Facade and Fenestration News for India


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Mrs. Bina Singh, Design Transit, Bangalore

Dr. Rupesh S. Iyenger, Index Workshop Inc., Bangalore

Student Design Competetion

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Contents “Weaving glass technology in facades” - Mrs. Bina Singh, Design Transit, Bangalore


“Retrofitting building facade for better efficiency” - FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA Student’s Competition Winning Entry, Ms. Snober Khan, School of Planning and Design, New Delhi


In the past few decades, glass has truly emerged as the definitive material for enclosing most of our habitable spaces. Far from being chosen simply for economic or aesthetic reasons, glass facades can now be specified to perform at levels of energy efficiency and utility that meet global standards for sustainability and recycling. As the focus of city building shifts to countries in the global south, the need of the hour is to integrate the available technology into new and imaginative building forms. This means that we need to move beyond our conventional understanding of how well a glass facade can perform, especially in the harsh and polluted climate of emerging urban environments.

“Weaving glass technology in facades” - Dr. Rupesh S. Iyenger, Index Workshop Inc., Bangalore


“Next Stop - FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA 2016” 25th - 27th February 2016, Mumbai, India


Project - Hallmark Plaza - Reza Kabul Architects, Mumbai


Show Images: FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA 2015 26th - 28th February 2015, Bangalore, India


There are several inspiring examples of glass technology in the 9th issue of FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA Tabloid – Rupesh Iyenger from Index Workshop Inc. talks about U-value, Solar Heat Gain Co-efficient (SHGC) and Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) value. Also, Bina Singh of Design Transit talks about the multitude of issues that confront architects while designing in a contemporary context. These are only a few of many viewpoints and one of the key learnings that came out of the panel discussion in Bangalore earlier this year was that architects need to challenge manufacturers to create innovative

Success Stories: FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA 2015 26th - 28th February 2015, Bangalore, India


products for their buildings. Similarly, global manufacturers must also use learnings from other climates to create effective technological solutions for emerging economies. Exhibitions such as the FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA are a great initiative to network with the best industry professionals and enhance your knowledge about upcoming trends and technologies. We eagerly await the next one, happening at Mumbai in February 2016. I hope you enjoy reading this issue and continue to challenge the status quo in your own work, whether by design or by technology.

Amit Khanna,

Design Principal, Amit Khanna Design Associates, Delhi



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WEAVING GLASS TECHNOLOGY IN FACADES - Mrs. Bina Singh, Design Transit, Bangalore


echnological advancements in architecture have made buildings ‘look’ and ‘function’ in the most dynamic and efficient manner today than have ever been experienced in the past. Aesthetics and functionality can now blend in a seamless fashion with various products, techniques and materials to respond to the complexity of the needs of the end user. From visual connectivity to unparalleled elegance, the usage of glass offers character and quality to spaces. The translucence of glass blends with the strength of steel, the solidarity of concrete and the flexibility of composite aluminium to create aesthetically appealing and functionally resilient structures. These properties of Glass, concrete and steel, have changed the way Contemporary architects approach architectural design. The usage of material largely influences the manner in which the building responds, adheres and performs in accordance with its users and is of prime importance to the longevity of responsible design. Technological advancements have allowed and fostered high rise structures within densely populated metropolitan areas. Simultaneously, Building systems also allow the spanning of large openings to provide a psychological connect to the outside and encouraging spirit and productivity within spaces. In tropical counties such as India architects and urban designers must intelligently plan the provision of glass on facades to restrict excess heat gain within building structures. Careless provision will lead to incessant increase of Air conditioning and power load of the space. Additionally, care must be taken to minimize focused reflective heat on neighboring structures. Some of the technological advancements in the glass industry past years such as Building Integrated Photovoltaic glazing (BIPV), dynamic glazing, vacuum glazing, double skinned glass etc., all look at this aspect of reducing the heat transmission into the interiors. Hence the challenge in tropical countries as opposed to western countries is to achieve this high reflectivity and low emissivity in the glass facades. Emerging new trends of using both glass and glass-fibre reinforced plastic façade have started a new generation of environmentally responsible design. This new technological advancement called as Composite Glazing insulates the interior effectively, where huge expanses of glass are joined seamlessly by high insulation joints.

Other issues that urban designers and architects debate is the amount of glare and reflection the glass proposes to the urban spaces and immediate surroundings. Recent designs have shown the usage of long expanses of glass with minimum or no prior understanding of the local climate and the material property has resulted in hot microclimates in Indian cities, not to mention soaring electricity bills to cool the spaces later. Tempered glasses and Composite Glazing - Fixing antireflective glasses have come to aid to this. The reflection rate from a single pane is less than a percentage and considerably reduces the façade’s glare and reflection. Thereby the impact of glazing systems is virtually negligible on the micro climate of the location. Primarily utilized in retail and corporate structures, glass facades are provided in accordance with energy saving sustainable technology that ensures a shorter time on the ROI of the building. Today there are various options and techniques to incorporate glass while simultaneously addressing the heat transfer, reflectance, emissivity, glare and building comfort. Planning and zoning is the first step to efficient design. Southern and eastern facades may be made of solid structure and house irregular activities and miscellaneous services and storage areas. The northern and eastern facades may house more vibrant activities and may be provided with glass to enrich the quality of the space. While the savvy is glass facades is undoubtedly tempting to stylish demands, it is important to perceive the environmental, social, economic and psychological implications of the same. Glass as a material shows much promise in architectural design. Toughened glass panels today are available with adequate load bearing capacity to form sculptural defining elements. This is desirable to showcase internal activities or technological processes and may be used as such. Traditional facades incorporate forms that protect the building from the sun and rain alike. Glass facades however are completely sealed and may be designed to withstand composite wind and heat loads. Without the requirement of these forms and elements. While the lack of such ornamentation is a western ideal, the trend has certainly caught up in Metropolitan Indian cities. Technology is progressing at the rapid pace. It is up to designers to meet the challenge and incorporate the same into design in an efficient and responsible manner for maximum benefit. About the Author

Anti-reflective glass at the International management Institute - Kolkata, India by AbinDesignStudio

Bina Singh is the Founder of Design Transit. She has graduated with a gold medal In B. ARCH from the Visveswaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University. She believes that design is an ever evolving process influenced by the surrounding changes in the environment and lifestyle of a society.

Harpa: Concert and Conference Hall Reykjavik, Iceland by Henning Larsen Architects

Design conception should be fun for the designer and enjoyable for the end user as well with an eternal character to it.With experience in architecture, corporate and retail interior designs, she manages and drives the design division of the company coordinating it with quality, construction and budget parameters.

Glass and composite having almost identical material characteristics, work well together to result in a load bearing glass façade with slender cross sections across. This new technology, developed by German-Dutch collaborative answers a lot of issues that the tropical urban cities of today face. If the two high-performance building materials glass and glass-fibre reinforced plastic are combined together, the result is an element with unique properties: selfsupporting insulating glass. Slim profiles are adequate to withstand high loads. The elements are preassembled in the factory ready for installation. On site, they are simply installed on the support structure. This enables a highly controlled, efficient speed of construction.


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Composite Glazing at FiberLine Office-Denmark


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RETROFITTING BUILDING FACADE FOR BETTER EFFICIENCY Winning Entry : FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA Student’s competition 2015 by Snober Khan, School of Planning and Design, New Delhi

For the purpose of devising retrofitting strategies, an energy audit of the building was carried out by collection and analysis of energy related data for the past two Fig.1. Vikas Minar from ITO flyover years. The study helped identify various gaps and weak areas and also provided as a tool to take corrective actions and monitor the performance. The various retrofitting technologies applied include the following:

800lux (0.5m) 640lux (1.5m) 480lux (2m) 320lux (3m) 240 (4m) 160 (6m) 0 (9m)


Located on a corner plot with medium- rise adjacent buildings, Vikas Minar has immense supply of uninterrupted natural light from all four sides. However, this opportunity has been underutilised since the maximum glazed area is blocked by air-conditioning units or unclean window panes. Being square in plan (Fig. 3) and oriented along cardinal directions, the south and west faces need maximum protection from heat due to direct sunlight.

Illuminance inside building (calculations from ECOTECT software):


Vikas Minar (DDA Headquarters) located in New Delhi serves as a perfect example that needs retrofitting facade technologies to reduce its overall energy consumption. Constructed in 1976, it was one of the tallest towers of its time in Delhi, hence an iconic structure.

penetration inside the building was restricted. Therefore, the next strategy included use of low-height partitions and light shelves which helped increase the lux levels inside the building. Section of the Building shows that the distance of opening from the central core is 9m. Light does not penetrate deep into the building and hence, the corridor area remains dark. Use of light shelves helps solve the problem.


In the fast growing, high-density cities of today, the most sustainable building is always the one that has already been built. Therefore, it is more viable to make use of the embodied energy in buildings by retrofitting them for better efficiency than to destroy and recreate infrastructure.


Use of Low-E glass Since, Delhi has an extreme climate of hot-humid type, cooling loads are maximum. Hence, Low solar-gain Low-E glass with high visible transmittance was choses for window facades.


Fig.4. Typical section of room in Vikas Minar showing sunlight penetration (sun angle=45⁰)

Fig.5. ECOTECT model for typical office in Vikas Minar (35ft X 24ft X 10ft)

Sill height= 3ft, room glazing= 7ft

Lighting Existing lighting conditions were measured and the building was found to be running on florescent tube lights and CFLs. Through the audit process, it was incurred that more than 50% of the total energy consumption in the building was due to artificial lighting. First strategy towards lighting was to switch to LEDs which alone brought down the lighting consumption by 45%.

Energy Consumption


45% 55%


Fig. 2. Energy Consumption in Vikas


Total energy consumption in the building = 99,216 KWH/month Total lighting consumption = 54,546.8 KWH/month

Shows the contours of the Daylight Factor for a glazing without Light shelf.

For south and west façade:

Hence, lighting consumes more than half of the total energy expenditure in the building. Therefore, most important retrofitting area identified is LIGHTING

An office building with standard working hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. has maximum potential for utlising daylight as primary source of illumination. Unfortunately, due to disorganised office layout and high partition walls, light

Double-Glazed with Low-Solar-Gain Low-E Glass with argon gas fill U-factor = 0.24 SHGC = 0.27 27% of solar heat transmitted VT = 0.64

64%of visible light transmitted This type of low-E product reduces heat loss in winter and substantially reduces solar heat gain both in winter and in summer. Thus, low-solar-gain low-E glazings are ideal for buildings located in coolingdominated climates.

Fig.3. Plan-Vikas Minar

Window layout

Building Elevation

Shows the contours of the Daylight Factor for the room with the reflective light shelf.

For north and east façade: Double-Glazed with ModerateSolar-Gain Low-E Glass U-factor = 0.25 SHGC = 0.39 39% of solar heat transmitted VT = 0.70

70%of visible light transmitted These windows are often referred to as spectrally selective low-E glass due to their ability to reduce solar heat gain while retaining high visible transmittance. Such coatings reduce heat loss and let in a reduced amount of solar gain making them suitable for climates with both heating and cooling concerns.

Photo-voltaic Shading Louvers Shading louvers with solar panels help control light penetration inside the building and at the same time generate electricity. A number of retrofits were applied to the building which together helped reduce the annual grid purchased energy from 11,90,616 kwh/year to only 4,93,599 kwh/year, a 58% reduction in energy. In addition to this, strategies include solar power generation as an alternative/eco-friendly source of electricity and waste management through rainwater harvesting etc. www.frontale-india.com


Issue IX | May 2015 | Page 5 However, applying these retrofits require a large investment, the majority of the retrofits have simple payback periods of less than 20 years. Therefore, steps for retrofitting, auditing, improving energy efficiency, promoting conservation, or utilizing renewable energy technologies, maintaining the status quo may be economically detrimental.

Fig. 6. PV solar louvers: Photo-voltaic cells integrated between two sheets of safety glass

Ms. Snober Khan has been awarded a chance to visit ‘Rosenheimer Fenstertage’ in recognition of her efforts by FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA. The event is organised by the world renowned ift Rosenheim News




Germany in the presence of Mr. Manfred Seitz, Group Chairman aluplast Group, Mr. Patrick Seitz, CEO aluplast Group and Mr. Ramachandran Srinivasan, Founder and Mantralaya Impex Pvt. Ltd (MIPL), MD Mantralaya Impex Pvt Ltd. a leading provider of fenestration Mantralaya Impex Pvt. Ltd (MIPL) with its solutionsandwith brand ECUBE facility headquarters “state its of the art” manufacturing WINDOORS, hasforjoined handsa leading in Chennai, India has been the past decade, provider in uPVC and aluminium withof fenestration aluplast solutions to offer world through its brand ECUBE WINDOORS. It has provided its class solutions to its clients and clients and partners with superior solutions, unparalleled partners in India. reliability and project management capacities, setting a new benchmark in the fenestration industry. The business demands are met through Mr.growing R. Srinivasan, Founder & MD a rapidly expanding manufacturing facility close to MIPL said, “With our efforts and Ambattur Chennai. towards solutions our clients Incommitment addition to its fenestration in uPVC and and partners, the joining ofwill aluminium, the latest expansion to the facility deliver factory finished doors and with latest hands with aluplast is frames a natural European machinery and technology. match. Together the aluplast – With its offices in Chennai and Bangalore, the ECUBE Mantralaya family can into take the provider WINDOORS brand has developed a solution fenestration new of choice for its clientsindustry and partnersto in the region.

Fig. 7. Section of green wall

levels. With its suite of solutions in lead-free uPVC fenestration with “tropical” high-UV-radiation formulation, aluplast geared to meet the fast developing demands of the Indian market.” Mantralaya ImpexisPvt. Ltd (MIPL), a leading provider of fenestration solutions with its brand ECUBE WINDOORS, joined handsof with aluplast offer and their vision represent a clear synergy “Thehas enthusiasm the MIPLtofamily world class solutions to its clients and partners in India. with aluplast and hence a clear choice for us” added Mr. Patrick Seitz. The Mr. R. Srinivasan, Founder & MD MIPL said, “With strategic partnership our efforts and commitment towardsagreement our clients andwas signed at the headquarters of the partners, the joining of hands aluplast isGermany a natural in the presence of Mr. Manfred Seitz, aluplast Group in with Karlsruhe, match.Group TogetherChairman the aluplast –aluplast Mantralaya family can Group, Mr. Patrick Seitz, CEO aluplast Group and take the fenestration industry to new levels. With its Mr. Ramachandran Srinivasan, Founder and MD Mantralaya Impex Pvt Ltd. suite of solutions in lead-free uPVC fenestration with “tropical” high-UV-radiation formulation, aluplast is gearedMantralaya to meet the fast developing of thewith its headquarters and “state of the art” Impex Pvt.demands Ltd. (MIPL) aluplast group, of the largest Indian manufacturing market.” facility in Chennai, India has The been for the pastGermany decade,isaone leading and most innovative international manufacturers and “The enthusiasm of the MIPL family and their vision provider of fenestration solutions among the top-five in Europe of solution providers for represent a clear synergy with aluplast and hence a in uPVC aluminium through uPVC-window systems. With a history spanning the last clear choice for us”and added Mr. Patrick Seitz. 32+ years, aluplast has become a global player with 24 The strategic partnership agreement was signed at its brand ECUBE WINDOORS. production sites and sales offices worldwide. the headquarters of the aluplast in Karlsruhe, It has provided its Group clients and

Fig. 8. Vertical Photo-voltaic shading louver + green wall

Annual Energy consumption 1400000


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Annual Energy consumption


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With its offices in Chennai and Bangalore, the ECUBE WINDOORS brand has developed into a solution provider of choice for its clients and partners in the region.

Final energy calculation Total energy consumption of DDA Vikas Minar Total Energy saved New energy requirement

partners with superior solutions, unparalleled reliability and project management capacities, setting a new benchmark in the fenestration industry. The growing business demands are met through a rapidly expanding manufacturing facility close to Ambattur Chennai. In addition to its fenestration solutions in uPVC and aluminium, the latest expansion to the facility will deliver factory finished doors and frames with latest European machinery and technology.

= 11,90,616 KWH/year = 4,01,042.89 KWH/year = 4,93,599.11 KWH/year

Therefore, 58.5% energy reduction has been made possible

The aluplast group, Germany is one of the largest and most innovative international manufacturers and among the top-five in Europe of solution providers for uPVC-window systems. With a history spanning the last 32+ years, aluplast has become a global player with 24 production sites and sales offices worldwide. www.ecubewindoors.com / www.aluplast.net

Final EPI = 24.44 www.frontale-india.com

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Weaving Glass Technology into Facades


verheating of buildings due to extreme heat-loads from solar insolation has become a well-known phenomenon primarily due to architectural preference for highly glazed facades. Solutions to this problem of overheating could be appropriate architectural design, switchable window glazing, variable shading and blinds, sun protection glazing etc. Although the feel of a fully glazed building maybe enticing for some, glazing has a direct, not so enticing, impact on the building’s performance. Some of the basic performance criteria designers need to consider while selecting glazing are U-value, Solar Heat Gain Co-efficient (SHGC) and Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) value. Apart from these basic technical parameters, glare is another important factor that needs attention. A judicious selection of these performance indicators is paramount to the performance and comfort of a building.

- Dr. Rupesh S. Iyenger, Index Workshop Inc., Bangalore

every 20% increase in plant area. The design achieved an energy demand reduction of 16.1% when the urban farm density was increased by 70%. The solar insolation was reduced by 21.7% for every 20% increase in the plant density. So glazing could be a major factor that decides building performance and architects should take into consideration many of the concepts listed above during their designs. After all a well performing building will only complement a good architectural design.

U value of a glazing specifies the amount of heat transmitted through the glazing Fig 2: Variation in urban farm densities alongside glazing due to conduction from the outside to the interiors. The U value of a façade system usually comprises of 3 components – The U value of the fenestration, the U value of the glazing and the U value of the window framing. SHGC of a glazing is defined as About the author the radiative component of the solar insolation transmitted into the interiors. Designs Rupesh S. Iyengar is a High Performance Building Designer who usually only focus on a low U value of the fenestration and glazing, but having a low believes in the philosophy “An Integrated & Sustainable Approach SHGC and a low U value of the framing is also essential to achieve an overall low heat to the Design of the Built Environment.” He is a university topper influx to the interiors. Sustainable designs may welcome the lowering of heat transfer, in Mechanical Engineering from BMSCE, Bangalore and holds but care should be taken to have a proportionately high VLT value. Researches are a Gold Medal in Sustainability from the National University still at crossroads when it comes to quantifying glare. Building interiors having high of Singapore where he accomplished his Masters’ of Science. glare could have detrimental effects on comfort of workstations in the perimeter area He was the only Indian who was part of an elite world panel of and hence glare should be a major consideration while deciding furniture layouts. researchers at ETH, Zurich and The Future Cities Laboratory The performance of a high performance glazing is influenced majorly by the gas used from where he pursued his Doctorate of Science in Sustainability and Zero Emission for gap filling and the coating used on the glazing. Sun protection glazing only has Design. He has published more than 10 research papers in top international a static and selective transmittance. It should ideally transmit only the radiation in journals and international conferences in USA, UK, India, Singapore, Switzerland, the visible wavelength range and block infrared radiation, but unfortunately there is Philippines, Australia, and Czech Republic etc. His company Index Workshop Inc. significant transmittance in the Near Infrared Region (NIR). New multilayer coatings having branches in India and Singapore is involved in sustainable design & Zero based on the theory of optimised spectral transmittance are being developed by Energy building projects. He is also the lead MEP designer at Services Consultants, achieving steep slopes of the transmittance function at violet and red wavelengths Bangalore. One of his design projects “Resilient to climate change” won the green to reduce the fadeouts in the UV and NIR region and are thus reducing unnecessary design award of merit at the International Green Building Congress, Singapore in energy input into buildings. This reduction obtains a colour neutral transmission after 2011. He was the chairperson on Sustainability and Green Buildings – Construction, cutting off parts of the red and violet light wavelength and the amount of transmission Design and Material during the 10th Healthy Buildings Conference in Brisbane, in green (around 550 nm) wavelength is also reduced. A prototype of such a glazing Australia. His project “Puma Sustainable Store, Bangalore” won 2 design awards. was developed in Switzerland, called the M glass due to its characteristic M shape of He is a board member @ ASHRAE Singapore Chapter and is also the head of YEA the optimised spectral transmittance. A sample of this glazing was used as a part of for ASHRAE in South East Asia. He has been nominated by ASHRAE to be its Global an experiment at the Bubble ZERO laboratory in Singapore where it was installed at Face in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. the Future Cities Laboratory (Fig 1). Another concept that is gaining speed of late is BIPV - Building Integrated Photo Voltaic, which is a combination of photovoltaics installed on a glazing system, and which can serve multiple purposes like increasing day light, reducing solar insolation and glare while simultaneously generating power. A prototype of this system is installed in the ZERO Energy Building in Singapore.

Fig 1: The BubbleZERO Laboratory in Singapore showcasing M glass There are two broad ways of designing buildings. One is the traditional style where an architect conceives a form of the building based on a qualitative and artistic inspiration. The other is a morphogenetic approach where the inspiration of form comes from performance indicators defining the building. Glazing selection can influence these architectural designs in a large way. A traditional design could have less options of selecting a low performance glazing owing to a fixed orientation of the building stemming from a rigid design. The plasm design approach gives more flexibility in glazing selection as a computer simulation aided design could create multiple design options (in the order of thousands). A morphogenetic design can incorporate values of weather, sun path, orientation, wind velocity, glare variation with time, solar insolation etc. thus giving designers the free hand to create something out of the ordinary and have a go at a fluid building design. The Cayan Tower in Dubai is an example of a design using this approach. A concept design using this approach, of Form Follows Performance, was also developed in Singapore where an urban farm was conceived alongside the glazing. The urban farm influenced the micro climate temperature surrounding the glazing. This design showed that reduction in micro climate temperature of the air surrounding the glazing increased the performance of the glazing. A variation in density of hydroponic plantation in the urban farm allowed for customised daylight entering interiors (Fig 2). The efficacy of the green layer in the urban farm was evaluated based on the surface temperature of the glazing. This project was presented and awarded at the 2011 International Green Building Congress in Singapore. A surface temperature reduction of 1°C was achieved for www.frontale-india.com


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The 5th edition of FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA concluded successfully on the 28th of February in Bangalore. 71 exhibitors from more than 8 countries presented current know-how and latest of innovations from the sectors concerned. The exhibition saw the presence of leading national and international companies.

Another interesting aspect at this year’s exhibition was a Competition encouraging students to showcase their views on sustainability by retrofitting the façade for better efficiency. The Jury comprising of renowned names such as Dr. Prem Jain, Ar. Ruchir Panwar, Ar. Sheetal Rakheja, Ar. Bina were impressed with the enthusiasm and innovative ideas the students had on display and after much deliberation Ms. Snober Architects, Fabricators, Developers and Specifiers converged at FENSTERBAU Khan from the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi was chosen as the winner. FRONTALE INDIA to discuss how aesthetics and design trends can be reconciled The Student Competition awards were powered by AluK. with energy-efficient building. The event drew more than 5000 visitors. Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Sonia Prashar, Managing Director, NürnbergMesse India said “The construction industry in India has seen sustained demand from the real estate sector. The Fenestration and curtain wall industry in India has a key role to play in real estate development and sustainability. There is a great need for Technologies and solutions for smart sustainable cities and integrated townships and the window, door and façade industry will play a vital role in the years to come” Centre of Excellence, High level Panel Discussions:

Two panel discussions were conducted during the course of the Event. On Thursday, the 26th of February, an esteemed panel comprising of leading names such as Mr Manoj Ladhad from Architecture Paradigm, Mr Ashish Jauhri from DSP Design Associates , Ms Divya Bt from Archemist Architects and Mr Dinesh Verma from Ace Group of Architects spoke about the roles windows play in redefining our lifestyle. The session was moderated by Mr. Ruchir Panwar and brought forth key points and issues. On 27th February Architectural bigwigs gathered once more to discuss and deliberate on yet another pivotal issue- Forms, Fenestrations and Facades: The Way Forward. The panellists included Ms Chitra Vishwanath from Chitra Vishwanath Architect, Mr Sandeep J from Architecture Paradigm, Mr Vikram Subbaiah from Testing Water Architecture , Mr Vijay Dahiya from Team3, Mr Smaran Mallesh from Cadence Architects , Mr Prem Chandavarkar from CnT Architect and Mr Prashant Reddy from Fundermax ( from the manufacturers side). The session was moderated by Mr. Amit Khanna from AKDA, Delhi. Yet another special highlight was a presentation Facade Odyssey : Towards Net Zero Energy Buildings by Mr. Ashish Rakheja, one of India’s leading HVAC and Building Physics Consultant . Official German Pavilion for the fourth year in a row:

An important event highlight this year was the “Centre of excellence – Seeing is Believing” pavilion initiated by ift Rosenheim. ift Rosenheim is a world renowned institute for testing, surveillance and certification of façade and fenestration products. Experts from ift Rosenheim demonstrated through a testing rig, factors which influence the product quality of windows such as construction principles, frames, glass, sealing, hardware etc. The aim was to achieve sustainable improvements in product quality, technology and usability under the ift motto of “solving problems in practice.” Speaking on the occasion Mr. Jürgen Benitz-Wildenburg, Director- PR & Communication, ift Rosenheim stated “At FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA 2015 we had a tremendous flow of visitors who visited the “Centre of Excellence” and witnessed the live testing of a window. Architects, Fabricators, Developers from all over India came to the exhibition to see how a window could be tested and subsequently the quality be improved. FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA is an ideal platform for The German Pavilion at FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA the one stop shop for us to meet professionals from the Indian façade and fenestration industry.” quality “made in Germany” products was organized for the fourth year in a row. The www.frontale-india.com

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pavilion is organized by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA), and supported by the Verband Fenster + Fassade (VFF – Window and Facade Association). About FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA:


FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA has been organized annually since 2011 by NürnbergMesse in cooperation with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, ift Rosenheim and the International Fenestration Forum. The exhibition is supported by: GSI

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Hallmark Plaza - Project by Reza Kabul Architects, Mumbai


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Bandra (E), Mumbai


31,771 sqm

The state of the art building has been carefully designed to the finest detail and has been ingenously conceived to cater to multinationals, corporate, and software companies. Access and visibility are important factors in a business location, Hallmark Plaza has the advantage of both. The Hallmark Plaza is located in Mumbai’s suburb of Bandra near the busy Bandra - Kurla Complex. The 51.17 meter structure is complete with two basement levels and a commercial complex of 12 floors. Maximum space utilization has ensured large spacious offices, enabling a variety of design and flexibility in planning the office interiors. The office sizes range from 2,000 sq ft to up to 25,000 sq ft. One experiences a large space in the lobby when coming from the main doors. The front facade is a complete glass elevation. The material used for the facade involves reflective tinted glass, ACP cladding, and granite, along with the steel structure. To break the monotony of the glass, punctures have been added that act as terraces to the offices. Special lighting is introduced on these terrace pockets. The playful interaction of solids and voids coupled with an intricate lighting design adds glamour to the Hallmark Plaza. Modern architectural concepts, superior technology and features are all aimed at elevating corporate stature to greater heights. Key Features: • 100 % power backup • Grand triple height central atrium • Double level intelligent basement parking system • Three high speed Otis elevators • Separate capsule elevators for Directors & Owners • High tech security systems • Intelligent visitor management system


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About: REZA KABUL President, Reza Kabul Architects One of the foremost talents in the realm of Indian architecture, Reza Kabul’s foray into the industry was a random experience of viewing books on architecture that proved catalyst enough for a switch from engineering to architecture. After a brief stint at a prominent architecture studio in Mumbai, he set up Reza Kabul Architects Pvt. Ltd., India in 1988. Reza Kabul has envisioned and successfully executed a string of path breaking projects centered on the design philosophy of ‘liberating spaces’. He has handled projects for leading names in Indian real estate industry, and continues to enjoy the trust and appreciation with projects that set pioneering benchmarks in architectural design. A speaker for ‘Marcus Evans Tall Buildings Conference’ in Seoul, Korea (2008) and a pioneer in tall buildings, Reza Kabul has been listed in the Limca Book of Awards (2003) for Shreepati Arcade, the tallest building in India. His signature projects are spread globally in United States, India, Mauritius, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Bhutan, Korea, and Nairobi. AWARDS: 2004

Accommodation Times for “The Best Architect of the Year”


Best Performance - Practicing Engineers, Architects, Town Planners Association


IAD - Best Architect Commercial Category


Real Estate Association Award


Best Architect - News Makers Achievers


The Indian Institute of Architects - Citation of Emerging Master Archilights Certificate of Appreciation


DNA Realty GEN NEXT Award of Excellence International Hotel Award - Highly Commended - Best Hotel


Festival of Architecture and Design Award for Excellence in Architecture Smart Office India Summit - Certificate of Excellence in Office Space


Johnson - Society Interiors Honours 2015 for Creative Excellence

Best Residential High-rise Development - India for Transcon Triumph at International Property Awards - Asia Pacific 2015 Highly Commended Residential High-rise Architecture - India Highly Commended Apartment - India Highly Commended Residential Development - India for Transcon Triumph at International Property Awards - Asia Pacific 2015


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February 25th - 27th, 2016 Mumbai, India Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre www.frontale-india.com

For more information & space booking please contact:

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“It was a pleasure to be a part of the discussion on Forms, Fenestrations and Facades: The Way Forward, organised by FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA which indeed proved to be insightful. We wish you success in all your future events.” Dr. Prashanth Reddy MD & CEO, FunderMax India

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FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA 2015 - TESTIMONIALS “A great initiative by FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA team. The exhibition was a platform for all professionals to network and explore the recent developments in the windows and façade industry. I would recommend a visit to all. Looking forward to the next one at Mumbai in 2016” Mr. Vijay Dahiya Partner, Team 3

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