B.Arch Thesis: GREEN MOBILITY DYNAMICS- A METAMORPHOSIS IN MOBILITY at Noida by Adhiraj Miglani, Sushant School of Art & Architecture

Thesis Guides: R. Will Thomas & Professor Himanshu Sanghani

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B.Arch Thesis: GREEN MOBILITY DYNAMICS- A METAMORPHOSIS IN MOBILITY at Noida by Adhiraj Miglani, Sushant School of Art & Architecture

Introduction

Delhi saw the deterioration from one of the greenest city to the most polluted city in the world because of the increasing vehicular pollution. The architectural interventions serve as catalyst to the way forward. It inspires, recreates and proliferate resilience.

Mobility is the epitome of technology. Till date there has been no place offering cleaner fuel technology which accommodates EV’s (Electric and Hybrid vehicles). GMD is a technologically advanced “specialty” building catering to buying capacities of different strata of society. This will serve as a single point solution which houses all the facilities under one roof. It’s a concourse of eco kinetics which has a sustainable approach in the future in terms of the physicality as well as the thought which saves the non-renewable resources of energy. The features of the project are divided into three main parts.

Vehicular Pollution the Cause, Green Mobility Dynamics the Remedy.

  1. The Solar Cocoon

Main source of electricity in India is from fossil fuels, despite having abundance of solar power. GMD is an attempt to save on conventional fuels by harnessing the free source of energy, the Sun. Alternatively an off the grid solution to generate electricity has been developed.

Form of the Building was designed to accommodate BIPV (Building integrated photovoltaic) panels on the South Facade generating energy and letting diffused light fill the atrium. 520 BIPV Amorphous Silicon Transparent Panels covering 5800 sq.m area generating 450kw of energy for the building’s overall functions. The building and the site was thought to be a model for the future, where the public car parking is equipped with Charging Ports via Solar Trees generating 150 kW of energy, meant for both Visitors and Public.

  1. Sustainable Green Engineering and Fabrication

Green Mobility Dynamics is envisioned to be a sustainable approach in terms of materiality. Structure enveloped via the living green walls provide a buffer and improves the air quality of surroundings. High performance glazing reduces the ingress of heat at the same time allows higher penetration of daylight and reducing sound pollution.

Water conservation methods include, Sewage Treatment Plant & rain water harvesting system which recycles gray water reducing the water consumption for toilets & landscaping.

Epoxy flooring and paints used in the building with low VOC adds up in the step towards improving air quality.

  1. Re-utilizable Engineering

GMD is a column free, pre-engineered fabricated structure. Pre-Fabricated construction, has been done with Steel which is a green material, which allows the structure to be modular with reduced construction timeline, thus reducing overall carbon footprint. It is a recyclable edifice that is pre-Engineered steel interlaced with trellis frame.

A sustainable design with the focus on Energy, Water, and Material conservation.

Delhi saw the deterioration from one of the greenest city to the most polluted city in the world because of the increasing vehicular pollution. The air quality in Delhi, the capital of India, according to a WHO survey of 1600 world cities, is the worst of any major city in the world.

Air pollution in India is estimated to kill 1.5 million people every year; it is the fifth largest killer in India. Automobile Pollution is one of the major contributors in the air pollution.Delhi has more than 7.4 million vehicles on its roads, with an additional 1,200 added each day and the result is a Pollution “Hotspot.”In order to tackle the problem of pollution we have to undergo a paradigm shift fromNon-renewable resources to a much needed renewable and sustainable solutions for transportation. Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction can make it the biggest leap forward. Tip toe if we must but we have to move forward. Converting the fossilized automobile energy into a renewable one would be a small but significant step

We should try to leave Earth a better place than when we arrived and by our collective effort we will find a panacea to make the world’s air, breathable for us and our future generations. The architectural interventions serve as catalyst to the way forward. It inspires, recreates and proliferate resilience.

Cars can mean a lot of different things to different people. Over time, they’ve been thought of as everything from horseless carriages to hot rods, and now we’re starting to think of them as smart vehicles running on Batteries. We can very well say that Mobility is the epitome of Technology Accessible to Common Man. We cannot avoid Personal Mobility; it is something which is part of our lives and is our main means of reaching from Point A to Point B. It has been my utmost desire to create such a convergence of technologies in an area which is completely dedicated to Greener Mobility Solutions which can cater to the buying capacities of different strata’s of people , whereby they can do ample amount of research work in order to zero onan automobile. Not only will this plaza cater to Cars in total but will also be dedicated to the 2 and 3 wheelers thereby entertaining the lower strata of society as well as the elite class of buyers whose norm of vehicular mobility will be fulfilled.

To promote the green mobility, Government has launched National Mission Electric Mobility Plan 2020 (NMEM) under FAME scheme also known as Faster Adoption and Manufacture of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. This has provided for early Adoption and Market Creation of both Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in the country. Additional Incentives have also been given to promote this Scheme.

Till date there has been no place offering cleaner fuel technology which accommodates the EV’s (Electric and Hybrid vehicles). GREEN MOBILITY CENTER is a Specialty Mall dedicated only to GREEN MOBILITY which entails the Hybrid and Electric vehicles. It’s a concourse of eco kinetics which has a sustainable approach in the future in terms of the physicality as well as the thought which saves the non-renewable resources of energy. It is a “NEED SPECIFIC MALL”. This will not only serve the purpose of retail and purchase of Automobiles but will be a place of information as to beginning of the green revolution and its Darwinian evolution into Green Mobility. This showcases the story which started with the innovation of the Wheel to how the electric cars concept came into play. It will disburse information and educate people as to why they should see transference to the Greener Mobility Solutions. This plaza will provide answers to the pertinent question, as to why the Electric and hybrid vehicles have an upper hand over the Petrol and Diesel vehicles. This is a host mall dedicated to a single prototype of goods. With the growing economy and ease of loan from the banks, every working individual has a desire and need to own a vehicle. This can help those in need of buying a car to switch to an environment friendly vehicle because of growing AIR POLLUTION. Tofulfilones dream, an individual has to make countless visits to various automobile showrooms wasting his/her time, energy and fuel.  It is a ONE-STOP SOLUTION for all the buyers where various brands of EVs (electric and hybrid vehicles) are UNDER ONE ROOF. This will provide an exemplary and unparalleled experience. The client will get all the facilities from buying vehicles, modifications, accessories, finance, insurance and its Registration at one place. This has been designed to offer a complete peace of mind to the buyer thereby saving time and energy with a greater scope for the expansion of EVs Industry in India.

Located in the sector 105, Noida spread over an area of 34150m2, this plaza is an expression of stark geometric form. The site gains a prominence as it becomes a full automotive corridor connecting the Pragati Maidan in Delhi, India Exposition Mart and Buddh International Circuit in greater Noida.

To have a visual connect with the building from Noida Expressway, the functions are stacked up one on top of each other to attain the feasible height. The center is placed along the North-South direction thereby chamfering the south side to accommodate the BIPV(Building integrated photovoltaics) panels across the entire facadegenerating energy and letting diffused light fill the atrium. 520 BIPV Amorphous Silicon Transparent Panels covering 5800 sq.m area generating 450kw of energy for the building’s overall functions. GMD is an attempt to save on conventional fuels by harnessing the free source of energy, the Sun. Alternatively an off the grid solution to generate electricity has been developed.To maximize the shade for recreational purposes beneath the building the North side is also chamfered in a manner with the cantilevered part becoming  the car display multiplying as a balcony and natural light source on each floor.

Green Mobility Dynamics is envisioned to be a sustainable approach in terms of materiality. The building is perceived as a Green-walled cloaked, solar cocoon with fabrication of pre-engineered, steel and trellis frame column-free building. Structure enveloped via the living green walls provide a buffer and improves the air quality of surroundings. It is an integration of photovoltaic blue dome complete with solar trees surrounded by a zen park. To supply the water to all the green areas Water conservation methods like Effluent Treatment Plant & rain water harvesting system are dispensed which recycles gray water reducing the water consumption for toilets & landscaping.

The building and the Site is proposed to be the model for a sustainable future. The site is divided into 4 parts by placing the building in the center, along the N-S Direction, the GREENS used for Recreational Purposes, East being the service areas and west as the Solar car charging station/parking.

Entrance dominated by the serene water bodies complete with imposing pedestal for electric cars. Backdrop complete with the white service bay area for comprehensive car care on the east. The Overhang serves as Fire Refuge Area anddoubling up as an open cafe with seating being shaded by the Solar Trees. The terrace garden below it gives completes the scenes as it wraps the whole area with calmness and serenity.  Inclined design casting shade over the eco-cafe residing in the zen park on the North. Abutting it is the Solar Forest with panels imagined as leaves generating energy for the Car Parking having Payable Charging Stations for Visitors as well as Public on the west generating 150 kW of energy. The South end offering an unparallel experience with E Mobility Ride via Segway and Electric Cart through the greens.

The ingress of the building is very profound with BIPV panels letting diffused daylight fill the atrium. Entrance shows the interconnectedness of the past, present and the future.The mall makes the human mind believe that its warpingfrom the past behind us, to the present as the place where we are and the future as ahead of us. Capsule Lifts, Coloured Mezzanine Panes, Bulging out Escalators, Display of Cars which create a sense of chaotic serenity. Engrossing the information of the mall creates a temporal mind stone that engrains a sense of ecological health preservation and instils the need to shift to a greener technology.

The central cut in the floor ascents on itself till the top of the floor plate forming a skylightto usher in daylight and articulates the hanging display of cars with in it. The 1st floor is envisaged to be a Green Mobility Travelogue showing the emergence of green mobility.

The 2nd floor hosts the display and retail of 2 and 3 wheeler vehicles boasting different brands spread across the floor. Administration department is placed on the mezzanine floor as a sculptural light weight mass with Dichroic panes of glass which changes colour when viewed from different angles to give a vibrant experience to the visitor. The epoxy flooring stretching across the whole floor giving a seamless expression with the automobile machines dominating the whole area. The flooring and paints used in the building with low VOC adds up in the step towards improving air quality.

The 4-wheeler display and retail is spread across the entire 3 floors above housing multiple brands with battery operated vehicles. All the retail floors are filled with natural daylight facing the North with the High-performance glazing. It reduces the ingress of heat at the same time allows higher penetration of daylight and reducing sound pollution.

 The 6th floor accommodating the automobile services like Finance, Insurance, Accessories, Wheels to offer the buyer a unique purchasing experience. The food court and the themed restaurant residing on the 7th floor completes the building giving the customer wholesome experience.

GMD is a column free, pre-engineered fabricated structure. Pre-Fabricated construction, has been done with Steel which is a green material, which allows the structure to be modular with reduced construction timeline, thus reducing overall carbon footprint. It is a recyclable edifice that is pre-Engineered steel interlaced with trellis frame. The structure multiplies as a portal frame of pre-engineered box section on either side with the metal beams spanning across the whole floor taking the load transferred by the amalgamation of the trellis frames.

Green Mobility Dynamics is the essence of tomorrow visualized today.

Vehicular Pollution the Cause, Green Mobility Dynamics the Remedy.

Location- Sector 105, Noida U.P, India (Opposite Greater Noida Expressway)

Latitude- 28.530859 Longitude 77.363673 GFA- 34150 sq. m GV- 286688000 cu m Site area- 21850sq.m Building height- 46240m Footprint area- 6200sq.m Building depth- 9220m

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Project Facts
Students Name: Adhiraj Miglani
Title of Thesis: GREEN MOBILITY DYNAMICS- A METAMORPHOSIS IN MOBILITY
Name of Institute and Location: Sushant School of Art & Architecture, Sushant Lok II, Sector 55, Gurgaon, National Capital Region, India
Submission Year: 2016
Name of Guides: r. Will Thomas(willsthomas@hotmail.com) & Professor Himanshu Sanghani(sanghani@ansaluniversity.edu.in)

 

 

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