Aviator covers an area of 6,00,000 sq. ft. with two basements and 14 floors of office space. The building is covered with plaster paint and floor-to-ceiling performance glazing. Consistency in construction quality and minor site-related issues were faced during construction, but nothing that couldn't be resolved.
Before the nine-acre site was finalized for this project, the vast open space was being used as a recreational area by the tenants of the SEZ. The objective of Aviator, designed by Edifice Consultants, the first of the three multitenant buildings, was to introduce the structures without hindering the view of the landscape. The primary focus of this project was to create internal vistas, community gathering spaces, and pedestrian connectivity in common areas at the ground level.
The façade glazing is a simple staggered arrangement of floor-to-floor double-glass units between column grids. These create a patterned layer through colours and frames by combining multiple floors, giving the structure a distinct appearance.
Due to certain site constraints, the building is designed with longer sides in the East-West direction. This elevation treatment, which is a combination of solid and glazed surfaces, has been applied to restrict unwanted heat gain. The North and South sides are characterized by shorter elevation and feature glazed façade to maximize daylight. The service core areas are located at the North-South ends of the building to allow natural ventilation and daylight, thereby minimizing the dependency on artificial lighting and ventilation. The façade glazing is at 35%, optimizing daylight and minimizing heat gain onto the floor plate. The glass used for the façade is Saint-Gobain Infinity’s SGG Nano Twilight Blue (KT 740) – a high-performance glass with 24% light transmission, 0.2 solar factor, and 1.8 U-value.
“This was the first building of the nine-acre master to be developed, hence holds a special place for the team of architects working on it. The building upon its completion has been able to set a new visual style, especially through the façade design, which moves away from the trend of enveloping the entire building in glass like its precedents and introduces a logic driven, climate responsive, approach.” – Project Lead, Edifice Consultants