Tag Archives: Brigade Gateway

AWA Project Update 2014: Part 2 of 2

Blue header part 2

 

July 31st 2014
Vol. 12.2
Dear Friends,

We hope you enjoyed reading our newsletter sent out two weeks ago. A heartfelt thanks for all the good wishes received from many of you.

Here is Part 2 of 2 of our project update series. This past year has been busy with several project completions and new project kick-offs, and we are sharing a few highlights.

At AWA, we are all looking forward to another wonderful year of opportunities, creativity, innovation, and happiness. Thank you for your support and patronage.

Sincerely,

Abhay Wadhwa
AWA Lighting Designers

Click HERE to read the full update.

Fairmont Jaipur

Fairmont Jaipur

 

Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield

 

Orion Mall

Orion Mall

AWA Project Photography from Around the World

Below are a few photographs of some current AWA projects that have been recently completed or currently under construction. Please check other blog articles, our main website for more project images and information. And stay tuned for more images….

looking down onto Orion Mall Lake and the World Trade Center

looking down onto Orion Mall Lake and the World Trade Center (photo by Amit Nag)

looking up at the World Trade Center Bangalore

looking up at the World Trade Center Bangalore (photo by Amit Nag)

view from across BKC Road – First International Finance Center (on left)

view from across BKC Road – First International Finance Center [left] TCG Financial Centre [right] (photo by AWA)

DLF Cyber Hub Gurgaon- View from Neighboring Building

DLF Cyber Hub Gurgaon- View from Neighboring Building (photo by DLF)

Atrium Lobby at the Sheraton Park, Chennai

Atrium Lobby at the Sheraton Park, Chennai (photo by Adyar Gate Hotel Ltd.)

Chairman's Board Room at the Sheraton Park, Chennai

Chairman’s Board Room at the Sheraton Park, Chennai (photo by Adyar Gate Hotel Ltd.)

construction underway at the Singapore Chancery in New York City

construction near complete at the Singapore Chancery in New York City (photo by AWA)

AWA Anecdotes l Project Series l 002 l The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life at Brigade Gateway

At AWA, we firmly believe in thought collaboration with our clients in creating a superior project. When the client(owner/ architect) trusts your professional opinion and honesty, magic can happen. We also take this responsibility very seriously, in being there for our clients and not doing our best to meet and exceed expectations.

We had a very successful collaboration with our clients at Brigade (Mr. Jaishankar, Manjunath Prasad and Team) and the landscape architects, Terra Firma (Rohit Marol) on this project. During the early stages of the Brigade Gateway Complex construction in 2010, we were walking the 40 acre site with the client and design team. While on the residential podium, and looking towards the mall, the buildings and landscape created an axial relationship with the focal point being a 30 meter tall wall which was 80m long. It was a great visual bookend of sorts, not just from the residential podium but also from the lakeside. This was a perspective not looked at during the project development.

It was clearly an important wall from a lighting standpoint. If handled properly, this 2500 SQM wall could provide a tremendous opportunity for public art, and become a catalyst for the community during day as well as night. We suggested activating the façade with a relief element that will have a presence during the day, and a visual draw at night. We could then use lighting to bring the artwork alive at night, so the entire façade would be active throughout the day. We wondered if the tree of life- poetically translated into a contemporary motif could work. “With branches that reach into the sky, roots that delve into the earth and a trunk and leaves that offer sheltering embrace, the Tree of Life is a symbol of the interconnectedness of all life on our planet.”¹

The idea was discussed and we were requested to provide a sketch of how it could work. This was then developed by the client and Michael Foley, a gifted product designer who also worked on other parts of this project, and after substantial hard work and funds, this masterpiece was unveiled at the time of the opening- a valuable addition to this project and society at large. We need to sincerely thank the client, Brigade Group, for backing this project, for their vision, and for really being a patron of the arts. Clearly, without their support this Relief/ Mural wall would not have been built, and this is especially relevant since this was undertaken by them without any direct financial returns.

Would it not be wonderful if many more developers kept aside a percentage for public art on their projects? This, in relation to building envy, will be a topic for a subsequent blog.

Written By: Abhay Wadhwa

Reference 1: AWA- Brigade Nesletter- The Mural Article-Nov 2011

Interactive water feature that is very popular with the children - Tree of Life in the background

Interactive Water Feature that is Very Popular with the Children – Tree of Life in the Background

View of Orion Mall Facade from Residential Podium - Tree of Life (Far Left)

View of Orion Mall Facade from Residential Podium – Tree of Life (Far Left)

View of Orion Mall Facade from Top of a Residential Tower - Tree of Life (Far Left)

View of Orion Mall Facade from Top of a Residential Tower – Tree of Life (Far Left)

View of Orion Mall Facade with Color Changing Lights from Across the Lake - Tree of Life (Far Left)

View of Orion Mall Facade with Color Changing Lights from Across the Lake – Tree of Life (Far Left)

Tree of Life Installation at Medicity Mendanta in Gurgaon India (AWA Project)

Tree of Life Installation at Medicity Mendanta in Gurgaon India (AWA Project)

Brigade Gateway Project in Bangalore Reaches Completion


View of Brigade Gateway Complex from the Residential Podium

The Brigade Gateway is an integrated lifestyle enclave located in Bangalore, India. The project is situated on a 40 acre site and comprises of the following areas:
• World Trade Center: 2 basements, Ground Floor, 29 Floors
• Sheraton Hotel*
• Residential Podium: 13 Towers
• Brigade School: Nursery to Std 7th
• Club House
• Multi-Level Car Park: 2000 cars
• Columbia Asia Hospital: Cardiac services, orthopedics, and neuroscience
• Orion Mall: 1.1 million sqft
• Artificial lake
• Children’s Park

The World Trade Center is the first fully privately owned installation of a WTC in India and is the tallest commercial building in the city of Bangalore. The city of Bangalore produces a large percentage of the software exports from India as well as other public sector heavy industries and is proud to see its growth manifested in this new building and complex.

*Sheraton Hotel: AWA scope was landscape lighting only

Project Team:
• Principal Architect: HOK
• Local Architects: Venkataramanan Associates, Zachariah Consultants
• Landscape Architects: Terra Firma


View of Brigade Gateway Complex from Orion Mall


Concept Rendering of Site Plan


Concept Diagrams: Circulation and Focal Points

Concept:
AWA approached the Brigade Gateway project in a manner that sought to create a paradigm shift in the lit environment. The lighting design used architectural focal points and a consistent visual fabric at night to create a distinct visual hierarchy. We aspired to create compositions that would guide the design process, from conception to completion of the project, rather than using foot candles or lux levels to dictate the design. The landscape lighting was designed to create a warm and open environment as a direct counterpoint to the perceptions that might be engendered from the programmatic requirements of the site.


View from Top of the World Trade Center


Seating Colonnade

Construction:
AWA designed sustainable fixtures that exist harmoniously with their surroundings. Examples of this include the streetlight design (below) which drew influence from the architecture, and a locally manufactured custom bollard (below) which was created using local materials (granite). The use of the bollards to light the walkways provides illumination without the use of any overhead lighting. The combination of the bollards and the tree uplighting creates an evocative visual experience.


AWA Custom Fixture: Streetlight


AWA Custom Fixture: Bollard


View of Lakefront from Residential Podium

Completion:
The lighting for the complex creates a layered hierarchy to the site, establishing a sense of place and enabling intuitive navigation for pedestrians moving through. The dramatic water feature serves as the central anchor to the site with the other buildings and spaces revolving around it. The creative lighting solutions developed by AWA keep each space fresh and unique, and enliven the public spaces in the evening.

About the Developer: Brigade Group
Some of the recent awards and accolades for the Brigade Gateway Project and the Brigade Group are:
“Integrated Township of the Year in 2012” by Realty Plus
“Best Theme Based Township in India for 2012” by CREDAI (Confederation of Real Estate Developer’s Associations of India)
“Best Office Space in India for 2012” by CREDAI
“Best Commercial Project in India for 2010” from Property World
“India’s Top Ten Builders for Five Consecutive Years 2007-2011” by Construction World
Brigade Group is one of India’s leading property developers and has created real estate developments throughout South India. Brigade Group, headquartered in Bangalore with presence in all domains of real estate – Residential, Offices, Retail, Hospitality and even Education. Since its inception in 1986, Brigade Group has developed many landmark buildings in Bangalore and Mysore and has also expanded its operations to Chennai, Kochi, Hyderbad, Mangalore and Chikmagalur.