Client: ITC Hotels
Size: 40,000 sq ft | 3.7 acres
The pavilions are laid out in the gardens as per the programmatic division of three zones viz. Public Areas (Banquets and other facilities), Private Areas (Guest rooms and ancillary areas) and Semi-Private Areas such as the Swimming Pool, Deck, etc. The built mass is positioned longitudinally as per these zones in the form of strips, and overlaying of these striations creates interesting spaces and views. With respect to the site topography and terrain, the built form is carved out in concurrence with the existing site environment. A splendid Indian Banyan tree with sage like tresses stands in the heart of the site in all its glory. The public spaces are centered around this tree, making it a focal point within the entire built structure. The linear, pavilion form enhances the best views around the tree, and is optimized to activate the spillover spaces that surround it.
The interior design in turn, exemplifies the initial ideas and design principles and hence is immensely minimal by way of the palette and features employed. This approach lends itself to a more wholesome product where the insides are derived from the outside instead of them reading as two disparate entities.