Software Systems Udyog Vihar Gurgaon 1995 - 1996
designand construction management was undertaken for the corporate
office of Hughes Software Systems. The complex sits on two acres
with a built up area of about 10,000 sqm. The ground and two floors
houses the administration, laboratory and the engineering departments.
The basement is designated for parking. Ancillary buildings like
the cafetaria, kitchen, and the Hub are located to the north
of the building.
The requirement of big halls and free space for better office planning,
resulted in large one way
of 11.5m spans in the administration and laboratory block,
and 18.5m spans in the engineering block. The large spans required
deep structural members. These were also designed to have a series
of 500mm diameter openings within its 1 metre length, to carry the
crossing service ducts. This was possible because of the close team
work and coordination between the consultants and service engineers.
The Atrium between the laboratory and the engineering block has a
free standing staircase with a curved roof sloping in one direction.
The project was completed in the required time of 18 months and within
the budget requirements of Rs. 34 million.