WAN Awards 2015


WAN Mobile
WAN Mobile
Previous Next

Chrome, Kolkata, India

Thursday 29 Oct 2009

Holey hotel

Sanjay Puri Architects 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 1

Add comments | More comments

04/11/09 Daemon_ZOGG, Dallas, TX
AWESOME! Exterior and interior design are amazing. Everyone has a dream-house. That one is mine. Yes. The whole building.

:) ;)

Award Entry

Sanjay Puri’s Chrome shows that a few clever facade features can save on the bills 

Sanjay Puri architects have created a clever hotel with a punctuated skin with numerous 600 mm diameter circular windows arranged in a graphical pattern for the three lower levels that house the public areas.

The windows are deliberately created in an opaque glass to block out the immediate surroundings & allow the public spaces to have an ambience of their own, whilst allowing natural light. Concrete fins are arranged around the windows offer privacy from the adjacent office buildings whilst also acting as a heat barrier. Through these combined efforts the air conditioning cost is thus reduced by over 25 %.

The spaces are thus defined in complete contextual terms to the site, its surroundings & location and the climate of the city. The punctuated rectilinear volume of the hotel with LED lit circular glass windows renders it dynamic by night while it looks sculptural & creates a strong presence with a unique character.

Key Facts

Status Completed
Value 0(m€)
Were you involved in this scheme?
Sanjay Puri Architects

More projects by this architect

Bombay Arts Society

Sanjay Puri Architects


Chrome Hotel

Sanjay Puri Architects

Rustomjee School

G.I. School



Bombay Arts Society


TDI Gateway

The Fluid Urban House

AVSLC Leisure Centre

Waves Tower, Worli

The Red Lounge


Verve Hotel


Treasure Island Mall

Synergy, Business Bay

Bombay Arts Society

ETA Hotel, Dubai


Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site