The Palmyra features a stunning façade consisting of handmade bricks, perforated metal jaalis (screens) and lush planting.
The Palmyra has insulating walls consisting of AAC blocks covered by a layer of handmade bricks which keep the interiors cool.
The Palmyra’s well shaded double-glazed windows provide abundant natural light to the workspaces while keeping heat and glare out.
Beautiful palm themed metal screens bring in filtered light into the workspaces while creating interesting shadows throughout the day.
The entrance canopy is an earthy, welcoming space that gives visitors a hint of the eco-friendly nature of the building.
The palm leaf which represents that building’s name is a recurring motif throughout the building.
The Palmyra IT Park, SIDCO Estate, Chennai
Built-up area: 28,000 SF on 11,000 SF plot
Configuration: Stilt + 4 Floors
Year of Completion: 2022
Scope: Architecture & Construction Management
Summary: Conceived as an Earth-friendly IT building with a difference, The Palmyra breaks the mould of conventional steel and glass buildings.
What makes this green?
The Palmyra features an insulating shell with a stunning façade consisting of handmade bricks. Column free workspaces are filled with glare free natural light and fresh air. An energy efficient VRV HVAC system and 60 KW of solar PV enhance the energy efficiency of the building. Comprehensive rainwater harvesting and on-site waste water treatment makes the building also very water efficient. The Palmyra is awaiting a LEED certification.