Commercial / Mixed Use

Kollam Convention Center

Kollam, Kerala
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Architecture, Cafe, Commercial, Hospitality, Hotel, Master Plan, Mixed Use, Restaurant
Tags
Banquet Hall, Buro Development Architecture & Planning, Cinema, Club House, Convention Center, Exhibition Area, Hotel, Indoor Sports Area, Swimming Pool
About This Project

Our Clients “ULCCS” desired to create a new landmark for the city of Kollam. Their brief intended to integrate the building into the urban core, reflect the spirit of the city and design a functional and self-sustainable building. The planning, phasing and configuration of the mixed-use building makes it possible to sustainably accommodate nearly 4,40,000 sq. ft of space in 3 phases.

1st Phase comprising of 2,16,000 sq. ft area would kick-start the Convention Center Facility. This included a 12,450 sq. ft Multi-purpose Convention Hall for 1000-1500 seating capacity with an equivalent sized Foyer; 6000 sq. ft Outdoor Function Lawn; 6,850 sq. ft Banquet Hall for smaller events/functions; VIP & Press Lounge; Business Center with Meeting/Conference Rooms with Break-out Areas, Green Rooms and other Facilities including a dedicated Receiving Deck. The facility is designed to be versatile; it can accommodate different sizes & types of events. Two basements were planned for MEP related Services & Parking of more than 400 cars. 2nd Phase comprising of 1,47,000 sq. ft area would introduce an Arts & Crafts Center. It included Kiosk/ Display and Workshop Areas, Library and an Amphitheater. It also included a 3 Screen Multiplex for 494 seats with Gaming & Entertainment Center. It also included a Sports Center comprising of Pool with lockers & changing rooms, Gym & Fitness Center, Yoga & Dance Studio & Roof-top Playing area. 3rd Phase comprising of 77,000 sq. ft area would conclude with a 78 Room Business Hotel Facility with its own Café, Restaurant & Bar.

Design was inspired by the sharp facets found on the Hull of the numerous ships harbored on the nearby Port. Façade is dominated by the V-shaped intricate structural concrete columns, angular facets wrapped in eco-friendly, lightweight & UV resistant StoneLam Laminam Panels and a spectacular 60 ft high steel curtain wall with double glazed units of Guardian SunGuard high performance coated glass that delivers abundant natural light combined with energy savings and solar protection.

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