Brigade World Trade Center
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
The design of this landmark residential and
Guided by rigorous environmental analytics,
commercial development embodies south
the design of the towers’ massing and facades
Chennai’s economic growth and emergence
fuses aesthetics and performance. Because
as an IT hub.
solar radiation is the primary heat load
Annual EUI: 40 kBTU / sf / yr 55% energy reduction from average
component in this climate, both structures are Located in Perungudi, a suburb of Chennai,
oriented to minimize east-west exposure.
the 16-acre site offers high visibility and accessibility from the IT corridor along Old
Use of linear terra-cotta panels on the
commercial tower facades emphasizes the verticality of the buildings while shading
A clear separation between commercial
the structure and reducing solar loads. The
and residential zones creates a sheltered
panels, which vary in width and depth, are
residential district that provides an oasis of
limited to 10 unique modules to control costs.
calm amidst the hustle of daily urban life.
Abundant glazing accentuates magnificent views of the Bay of Bengal.
Lifestyle amenities that include an amphitheater, retail, restaurants, a clubhouse
Throughout the development, the design
and parks activate the elevated podium plazas
integrates reimagined elements from
for the commercial and residential parcels.
Chennai’s natural environment with principles
Designed with continuous organic forms,
of Vastu Shastra, a traditional Hindu
these podium plazas are surrounded by lush
architectural system, to create a rich, varied
landscape to encourage pedestrian movement
experience for visitors.
between the simple, linear towers.
◄ commercial tower a2
2016 design annual
2 million sq. ft. / 186,000 sq. m.
HOK’s 2016 Design Annual highlights projects ranging in scale from community gardens to supertall buildings.