Location: Thiruvananthapuram, South India
Status: Design Research
Winner RIBA Bronze Medal and Sergeant Drawing Prize
Concept design study for a Hotel proposal in city of Thiruvananthapuram, South India, located between busy road junctions connected to local Airport and beach. The area will be developed into new tourist destination in Southern India, with surge of increase in foreign tourists, following the introduction of direct flights from major cities. The proposal was created while conducting design research at University College London; The architectural strategy integrates innovative microclimate control system resulted in receiving the prestigious Bronze Medal and Sergeant Drawing Prize by Royal Institute of British Architects. Working with the residents and local fabricator, life-size mock-up of design prototype, the wind sculpture canopy was built locally and installed on the beach for testing and design development.