Torrent Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Routledge
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Chapter
Citation:
Sustainable Buildings in Practice What the Users Think, 2010, 1st, pp. 313 - 323
Issue Date:
2010-01
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The Torrent Research Centre building in Ahmedabad was completed and fully occupied in 1997 as the new research facilities for Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd (Figure 31,1). The building design has achieved national awards including the 2000 JIIA-ANCHOR Award for excellence in Public Architecture as weJl as the Indian Architect and Builder 'Designing for Corporate Culture' Award 2004 and has been widely reported for its energy-efficient and passive solar design (Baird, 2001;Majumdar, 2001). Originally designed for 150 staff, the bUilding now accommodates over 300, some working in shifts (Figure 31.2),
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