K.J. Somaiya IT Cafeteria Pavilion, by Sameep Padora and Associates

Sameep Padora

Sameep Padora

Photography: Sergio Ghetti

K.J. Somaiya IT Cafeteria Pavilion, by Sameep Padora and Associates: The site for the new building is flanked on the west by an existing adjoining 8 storey engineering college building within which the café kitchen is located and on the North by the studio’s earlier project for an Information Technology college building.

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K.J. Somaiya IT Cafeteria Pavilion, by Sameep Padora and AssociatesThe site for the new building is flanked on the west by an existing adjoining 8 storey engineering college building within which the café kitchen is located and on the North by the studio’s earlier project for an Information Technology college building.

K.J. Somaiya IT Cafeteria Pavilion, by Sameep Padora and Associates
Exploded View

 

The Café Pavilion a partially open dining space, is an addition/extension to an existing indoor cafeteria at the K.J. Somaiya Institute on their Sion campus in Northern Mumbai. The pavilion was designed to accommodate the dining space as well as create a physical link between these two existing buildings with a brick amphitheatre as the central pivot. Designed as a continuous platform, the dining space plinth weaves between existing trees, connecting both the buildings covered by a light translucent roof that floats above. The multi-wall polycarbonate roofing is aligned to match the height of the light shelf of the neighbouring IT building. The roofing membrane is suspended from a beam structure above the membrane so the roof plane appears continuous from below, with occasional shadows of tree foliage falling on it thus animating the space below.

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K.J. Somaiya IT Cafeteria Pavilion, by Sameep Padora and Associates
Exploded View

The beam structure is held in place by peripheral circular columns which hold light fixtures as well as a cantilevered fixed seat all along the periphery of the plinth. This single detail of the column to seat, column to beam and beam to the roof membrane structures the entire project. The edge of the multi-wall polycarbonate roof structure hence stands independent of the columns making it appear light and independent of the vertical support.

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Project Facts:

  • Project Name: K.J. Somaiya IT Cafeteria Pavilion
  • Architecture Firm: Sameep Padora & Associates (sP+a)
  • Design Team: Nikita Khatwani, Subham Pani, Aparna Dhareshwar,
  • Completion Year: 2019
  • Built Area: 1000 sq m
  • Project Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra. India (https://goo.gl/maps/Dzog7Mij1gS2)
  • Photographer: Sergio Ghetti
  • Structural Consultant: Rajeev Shah
  • MANUFACTURERS / PRODUCTS LEXAN multi-wall polycarbonate JSW Steel Sections
    Lighting by Tulip Corporation
    Kota Stone Flooring
    Jalaram Brick

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