Firm Hall Banquet and Community Centre by Vigneswar Vasulingam Sivanesan

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Firm Hall

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Banquet and Community Centre

INSPIRATION:
Firm Hall is a successful prototype to unlock the hidden commercial & community potential in the Indian Urban Context. Third-world cities like Chennai lack good Community Centres. Private developers are concerned more on Commercial aspects. As Architects we knew that the key is to bring both these contradictory forces into one successful project. Through sensitive design and clever planning, Firm Hall has become a commercially successful community centre.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Firm Hall is an Iconic Community Project created on a Shoe-String Budget. Through sensitive Adaptive Re-use an existing residential bungalow, at a busy intersection, was converted into a state-of-the-art Event Venue. The Project not only acts as a revenue source for the developer but also serves the local neighbourhood as a Community Centre. It is environmentally sustainable and cost-effective. An innovative Facade system and Landscape features were developed to add value to the Project.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The event spaces opened out into the front garden and lobby spaces were designed as break-out spaces and informal gathering areas The Ground floor was converted into a Family hall, First floor hall with Tele-Conferencing facilities and the Terrace was converted into a semi-open pavilion with a landscaped terrace garden. The Building was designed such that each floor could be used as a separate event space for three different events or could be used in a combined manner to host a larger event.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Firm Hall was started in December 2018 and completed in April 2019. It is located on a busy commercial through-fare in Anna-Nagar, which is one of the premium residential areas in the city of Chennai.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Adaptive Re-Use_The external periphery of the Structure was kept intact. The Existing internal load bearing walls were analysed and the smaller spaces were amalgamated into a single large event space in each floor. Separate Service areas and a service entry were provided to the project to ensure smooth servicing. A metal staircase was introduced in the rear service area to provide vertical service access and also act as a secondary fire-exit.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
A strong language was created by designing two different masses, a high glossy white mass with intricate Jali or Screen patterns was kept in the first floor above a solid textured brown mass on the ground floor. CNC cut patterns were made on a 3 mm aluminium sheets with back lighting to emphasise the patterns during night. A series of up-throw lights make the white mass look floating. The terrace was converted into a semi-open party area with a light metal roof and a landscaped terrace.

TAGS:
Event space, White, Facade, Community centre, Banquet Hall, Chennai, Anna Nagar

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The main aim of the Design was to provide a premium and plush environment for the event spaces. A detailed research was done on the existing event spaces in the city and on how to make this a profitable commercial venture. Being an Adaptive Re-Use project the building needed to be retained to its best possible manner and converted into an event venue. This provided additional challenges to the design.

CHALLENGE:
The Property has become a land-mark in Chennai. It has a 90% occupancy rate since opening and has turned into a commercially profitable venture. Space utilisation and service strategy has ensured a smooth functioning for multiple events. The Space caters to multitude of aspirations hosting a range of events ranging from birth-day parties to weddings and convocation ceremonies. Firm Hall is a case-study on how sensitive design and programming can add a lot of value to the Indian urban fabric.

ADDED DATE:
2020-02-23 16:27:39

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Vigneswar V S and Swathi Kunimbedu

IMAGE CREDITS:
Photographer Prithvi M Samy

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Architecture plus Value

PROFILE:
Architecture plus Value_ that is our motto - to provide great design solutions which add value to every project we touch. We are an Award-winning Design Firm of high quality design repute. What defines us is our commitment to the idea of adding value through sensible design. We are a young multi-disciplinary team of designers with expertise in a range of services from Architecture, Master-Planning, Urban Design and Interior Design. We are currently handling more than 2-million square feet of projects in Chennai, Bangalore and other places, many of which have received recognition in National and International Platforms.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Firm Hall Banquet and Community Centre by Vigneswar Vasulingam Sivanesan is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Firm Hall Banquet and Community Centre by Vigneswar Vasulingam Sivanesan is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2019 - 2020.



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