ADEX Awards Call For Entries 2020-21

JSW Office, Kolkata

Nominee
The JSW group who are expanding in the eastern region and with strong focus on marketing their cement division, wanted a revamped office environment which would serve as a platform to launch themselves from and establish their hold in the region. They had a fully functional office located on the 10th floor of a commercial tower in Salt Lake surrounded by large water bodies. This office space was cut off from the elements by having cabins along the periphery with solid partitions and semi glazed doors and uncharacteristically warm interior lighting, which resulted in a gloomy ambience. Even though this space was newly built, the client’s vision was to renew and infuse life into it. The entire area was opened up, bringing in the maximum amount of daylight by keeping the open benching workstations at the exterior periphery and arranging the full height glass cabins and other services around them. Thus, addressing all the spatial and functional requirements through a rational and minimalistic approach. With a neutral base colour palette life was imbued with the subtle use of bright earthy colours of green and yellow, which broke the monotony of the space and at the same time colour coding the various verticals within the open work area. The client’s idea was to emulate the spatial quality of the company’s headquarters at Mumbai but within a strict budget. After completion, this project was highly appreciated by the owner of the company. which seemingly exceeded his expectations.

Construction & Materials:
Principal Contractor: Manashi Craft Pvt. Ltd.
Ceiling: Saint Gobain Gypsum board & Armstrong panels
Partition system: Gypsum board & Bottomline Glazed Aluminum Demountable partitions
Carpet: Interface
Floor Tiles: NITCO
Sanitary fittings: Hindware
Modular furniture: Featherlite
Lighting fixtures: Flos, Osram, XAL
AV system: Plus Business Machine Ltd.

Anjan Gupta received his Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree from Bengal Engineering College, University of Calcutta in 1981, Master of City Planning (MCP) degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1983 and Master of Architecture (M.Arch) from Iowa State University Ames, USA in 1985.He started his career with Eva Maddox Associates as a Senior Architectural Designer before joining Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as Project Architect. He worked on the projects including the AT&T Corporate Center in Chicago, Arthur Anderson Professional School Campus in Illinois and the Canary Wharf Urban Design Project in London. His Association with SOM was followed by working with ISD Inc., Perkins & Will and finally OWP&P (now Cannon Design), as a Senior Designer.Anjan Gupta Architects- Firm's profileOn his return to India in 1992, Mr. Gupta set up his firm Anjan Gupta Architects and since then the practice has successfully bloomed into a house of integrated and comprehensive design services. The experiences gained from his various ventures abroad, the analysis of the clients’ tastes/interests in the project and his ability to express his designs under budgetary constraints bring out a piece of art which is well appreciated by the respective clients.The practices' portfolio includes projects ranging from Health Care and Hospitality to Research Laboratories, Auditoria design, Showrooms, Corporate offices, Institutional, Foreign Consulates, Recreational, Educational and Residential architecture.

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Kolkata WB 700031
India
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Anjan Gupta Architects
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