Friday, September 13, 2013

Chimes: Where Green is Gold !

The Green Building Movement in India got a major impetus when Chimes building in Gurgaon was awarded LEED/IGBC Gold Rating. Designed by India's famous architectural firm Design Atelier, the building addresses issues of sustainability, sociability, making room for nature and program flexibility. The Architecture of the Chimes is about creating public spaces that are accessible and enable the experience of nature within the spaces of the building, symbolizing life inside the building.

There is a hope that this milestone will further encourage other corporate and Government buildings to go the Green way and facilitate India emerge as one of the global leaders in green buildings. The design of the building emphasizes diversity of all kinds: juxtapositions of people, functions, built forms, spaces, and activities are just some of the fundamental elements that help encourage an inclusive and sustainable public sphere that thrives at all times of the day and night.

There has been a steady growth of green buildings in country. India has over 2,110 IGBC registered green building projects amounting to over 1.54 Billion sq. ft of green building footprint with projects spread across the 5 climatic zones of the country, which has put India on the top 3 countries in world green building map.

Design Atelier is a New Delhi based architecture firm that strongly believes in designing vibrant and environmentally sustainable public spaces.