NCSCM

Chennai
Architects
Flying Elephant Studio
Year
2016
Cost
Undisclosed
Stories
1-5 Stories

This commission was secured by winning a national level open architectural competition. The primary goal of NCSCM is to facilitate scientific inquiry and research pertaining to coastal studies that integrate human and natural environments.

The building footprint emulates dominant pattern of linear buildings on Anna University campus; suitable for the hot-humid climate. The new intervention sits lightly on a relatively ‘tight’ 2 acre parcel of land, offering minimum disturbance to existing natural features especially trees.

The strategy for occupying the site works backward, in a sense; starting with a complete monolith, then identifying significant markers on site and sequentially removing mass as required to retain nature, and create appropriate open spaces. The inclined axis running along the length splits the site into two forming the primary circulation spine, terminating in a grove of trees facing the Cooum river.

Client
National Center for Sustainable Coastal Management

Architects
Akshita Sivakumar, Nakul Kumar, Nabila Birjis, Anisha Menon, Sabyasachi Routray,
Vishal Siddamsetty, Dinesh Jayavel, Shankar Narayan, Giacomo Mion,
Celia Fernandez Duque, Iype Chacko, Rajesh Renganathan.

Structure
Manjunath & Co

MEP
McDBERL

Services
McDBERL

Landscape
Vagish Naganur

PMC
Gleeds Hooloomann

Contractors
Renaatus Projects Pvt Ltd

Photographs
Manoj Sudhakaran

Winner, Open National Level Competition, 2012

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