in the high-tech and financial area of gachibowli in the western historic core of
hyderabad, india, pei, cobb, freed & partners has been asked to create a building complex.
currently under construction, the waverock will serve as a benchmark for sustainability
and provide a bold statement in the fast-developing city. the complex will provide
office space, retail, amenities and parking for multiple tenants.
located on a twelve-acre sloping site, waverock will be made up of two buildings
and an amenity pavilion of more than 2.2 million square-feet of office and retail space,
framing a landscaped entry plaza. the phase I building will be 10 stories
and run along the eastern edge of the plaza, made up of 60 000 square-feet of office floorplates.
phases II and III will reach a height of 19 stories and stretch over 1, 000 feet
on the western edge of the plaza. the structure’s wave form is a result of a subtle
floor-by-floor shift in which a flexible rectangular floorplate on the first office level
is transformed along a sine curve to create a changing profile at the building’s roof.
the exterior is to be made from a glass and aluminum skin positioned in a pleated configuration,
moving in and out as the building’s shape transforms, catching sunlight and shadow.
the focal point of the building is a large window which is placed off-centre of the structure
and extends through the width of the building, providing additional outdoor space.
lead designers on the project are henry n. cobb and jay l. berman.
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