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The Elegance of Sustainable Architecture Biowonder, Kolkata
Sourabh Kankar, Gujarat Guardian Limited
With an aim to offer uninterrupted views while minimising carbon consumption, Biowonder is not built but crafted together with art & science. Pasari Group has crafted India’s first Biophilic project Biowonder in Kolkata. Biowonder is an attempt to re-establish a sustainable biological relationship between humans, architecture and nature. Through this affiliation existed, with time it must evolve. The landscape design of Biowonder is a clear intention to show great respect for nature. 100% green cover implies that you are spending your time in the middle of an oxygenated environment thereby increasing your productivity and saving your energy by at least 10%.
Biowonder is the first ever non-IT, E+ (Economically positive) commercial hub of eastern India in Bengal today. Spanning over 4,00,000 Sq ft, this mammoth architectural wonder will house the offices of tomorrow. Biowonder is the first-of-its-kind Gold Green-rated LEED-certified environment for workspaces. The new landmark is conveniently located two minutes from Ruby Hospital, right on the EM Bypass and is a part of the new Central Business District.
Guardian® SunGuard® glass product series helped to reduce the thermal load significantly while allowing maximum visible light transmission. Guardian® SunGuard® High-Performance Royal Blue 40, Neutral Plus 50, Guardian® SunGuard® Solar Silver 20, and Royal Blue 20 were the preferred choice when architects and specifiers were looking for an eminent appearance that gives royal treatment to an astounding façade along with exceptional thermal properties. Biowonder maintains a high E+ (Environment positive) quotient-light and pollution management, recycling of wastewater and energy, promotion of biodiversity, reduction of in-organics, energy conservation, and solar energy harness, to name a few.
Ashok Pasari, the Chairman of Pasari Group says, “to think of Biowonder as a standalone structure would be like missing the big picture”. He further adds that “Biowonder has been conceived with the sole objective of encouraging human-nature inter-connectedness which enhances a productive environment in turn leading to destressed, serene and peaceful living. The fact that Biowonder is a concept, would unleash a green revolution which would foster a collective aptitude, and act as an invisible partner to the enterprise – impacting your endeavour and results credibly”.
ABOUT THE FAÇADE
Biowonder sets the benchmark for setting a delicate balance between nature, elegance, strength and commercial benefits for the owner of its lavish spaces. A four-sided glazed façade with Guardian® SunGuard® products having a perfect balance of optical and thermal parameters to achieve enhanced occupant comfort as well as an energy-efficient envelope, which is complemented by stunning aesthetics and clear insideout view because of coating on a clear substrate.
Biowonder won the prestigious CityScape Award 2012 for best sustainable development in Dubai. Biowonder communication collateral won the LACP Platinum Award for its design and concept in ‘Atlanta’. Biowonder also won the prestigious CREDAI Bengal Realty Award for Best Green Project in 2014. Pasari group has won the Economic Times Award 2015 for Best Realty Brand.
QUICK FACTS: Project Name: Biowonder Location: Kolkata Client/Developer – Pasari Group Façade designer: EVERSENDAI Architect:Salient Design Studio Other Consultants: Structural Consultant – SPA Consultant. Materials Used for Façade: Guardian® SunGuard® High-Performance Royal Blue 40, Neutral Plus 50, Guardian® SunGuard® Solar Silver 20, and Royal Blue 20 Completion Date: Phase 1 – September ‘19
Sourabh Kankar, Gujarat Guardian Limited
Head -Marketing & Tac - India
Sourabh Kankar heads Marketing Operation at Gujarat Guardian Limited, a leading manufacturer of float, coated and mirror glass products. A Computer Science graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Finance, Sourabh spent over 15 years in various technical, key account, product management and commercial roles for building product companies in India. With a successful career in marketing, he also plays a key role in building regulations for glass in India. When not traveling, Sourabh enjoys community services for the underprivileged. Sourabh is available for inputs on marketing and glass solution consultations. You can reach Sourabh at email@example.com.