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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The Park Navi Mumbai Extension
The Park Navi Mumbai Extension
The Park Navi Mumbai Extension
The Park Navi Mumbai Extension
The Park Navi Mumbai Extension

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