The Park Navi Mumbai Extension
Navi Mumbai, India
Project Orange was commissioned as architect and interior designer for a new wing to the successful Park Navi Mumbai Hotel designed by the practice and completed in 2007. The new annex building sits on the former car park creating a semi-enclosed garden space between the two buildings. The original concrete framed structure is painted white and illuminated by blue LED lights providing a striking façade to the Pune Highway.
Our intention is to build a simple rectilinear form with an expressed concrete frame. The plan mirrors the existing grid of the current building based on a 4m wide bay. The proposal then refines this building block through the graphic layering of the façade rather than complex structural manipulation. A series of cladding panels are screen-printed and embossed with images of nature to suggest a 'fictive' hanging garden. This serves to replace the natural views which the new building obscures with a man-made evocation of nature. It also takes the grid of the garden and wraps it up the façade to create a unified three-dimensional vista. By night the illumination would emphasise the three-dimensional quality of the building creating a landmark structure.
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We recently went to India to see the new sample room for the Park Hotel in Bangalore.
Two new Zone hotels to open in India next year.
Project Orange Shortlisted with the Park Hotel Pune