Grindlay’s Bank - Chennai

Building Type: Corporate 

Nature of work: Architecture and Interior

Location: Chennai

Status: Completed

Area: 60,000 Sft


A project where the Branch and Offices of Grindlays Bank as well as the Corporate offices of Ashok Leyland were housed. The planning and terracing were considered Passive solar architectural principles of Shading to reduce the heat gain from the Early morning sunrise across the Port to the East and the provision of Fixed Aluminum large format horizontal louvers on the western face to protect from the movement of the summer and winter Chennai sun path. The first 3 floors shaded each other with deep cantilevers whilst the 5th and 6th had Landscaped terraces overlooking the Bay of Bengal.