The Energy and Resources Institute
Gwal Pahadi, Haryana
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This project was an opportunity to create a solar passive design such that it reflected TERI’s pioneering role in advocating sustainable design in the indian building industry.The site was being used by the TERI staff for recreational purposes as well as testing ground for green technology in landscaping, architecture, renewable energy, etc. As a learning environment, we wanted the buildings to promote a holistic sense of sustainability - grounded, achievable and intrinsic to a way of life.We made a meticulously detailed passive solar design as opposed to a system intensive approach to sustainabilty.In the placement of the various blocks across the site, the master plan emphasized creating a compact, pedestrian campus, without harming any of the trees.