|Architecture by: Suhasini Ayer
|Type of building use: institutional building for visitors to Auroville
Year of completion:1996-2001
Built-up area: Presently about 2000 m2 Plot size: 3 acres
|Location: Crown Urban Corridor, Auroville Climatic Zone: Hot Humid coastal zone
Actual Occupancy: Cooking for 1000 person per meal time with seating for 350 at one serving
|The operating principles of the team working in Auroville Design Consultants
Actual Energy Performance Index in Not monitored.
Percentage of A/C and non A/C regularly occupied spaces: No A/C’s in the building since 21 yrs of occupation
Owner / User Testimony: The building is extensively used even outside the meal hours with a vibrant coffee cum internet centre on the roof. Youth organize spontaneous get together on the dining hall roof. The entrance is a hang out space for the visitors and children
Awards / Green Rating / Energy :None
Architecture by: Suhasini Ayer
Structural Design by: Auroservice d’ Auroville, Puducherry.
Services Design by: Auroville Design Consultants
Project management: Auroville Design Consultants
Contractor: We have been using many local petty contractors as the aim is to train along with the development. So each section of the project has been done by different team and when they have acquired the skills in the appropriate building materials they are encouraged to find new contracts. The 3 main contractors have been Ramamlingam, K. Vijay and Loganathan
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