Our concept for this project is efficient structural and architectural retrofitting, which revolves around optimizing existing buildings to meet modern standards of sustainability, functionality, and energy efficiency. Rather than demolishing and rebuilding, retrofitting focuses on enhancing the performance and lifespan of structures while minimizing their environmental impact. The column layout has been rearranged to create column-free open spaces, allowing for the incorporation of meeting rooms and conference areas. This design approach enhances the flexibility and efficiency of the space. Furthermore, the ratio between the served area (usable spaces) and the service area (supporting areas) has been significantly improved. Previously, the ratio was 54% served area to 46% service area, but through the reorganization of the plan layout, the new ratio is now 65% served area to 35% service area. This concentration of core and utility spaces results in more efficient use of the overall area. The design incorporates an external aluminum screen, which has been carefully developed based on extensive analyses of the sun's path and shadow angles at different times of the day and seasons. This design approach takes into account the behavior of the sun in relation to the building, resulting in a screen that significantly reduces heat gain inside the building. By minimizing direct sun exposure, the screen enhances the energy efficiency of the structure, leading to improved sustainability.
The screen design not only serves a functional purpose but also contributes to the overall aesthetics of the building. The density of the louvers varies on different faces, with a higher density on the southern faces to provide optimal shading. The frames of the screen are present on three visible sides, creating a cohesive and visually pleasing façade system. Further, this design incorporates a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system, known for its sustainable and energy-efficient operation.
Padma Oil Head Office
Padma Oil Company Ltd
Ar. Md. Iqbal Habib (Team Leader)
Ar. Md. Ishtiaque Zahir
Ar. Shahnaz Parveen
Ar. Ahmod Ullah Shawon
Ar. Jinnurain Tasbir Shatil
Ar. Shamayla Behroze Rahman
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