The challenge is: How do we build ecologically sound architecture in high altitude extreme cold-dry ecological context ?:
Located at 3514 M above M.S.L. in cold-dry climate with a sever long winter: October to March end ( Min. DBT – 30 ° C ). A major Civic Structure designed and built as architectural design solution for this ecological context.
Sustainable solution for this project evolved on basis of following parameters.
- Architectural design a synthesis of building configuration in response to solar geometry, day-light, building envelope design and culture through embodiment of the traditional construction practices. Sustainability embodies tradition.
- Building configuration developed in response to solar geometry maximizing solar access for day light and heat in this cold climate.
- Project built of local stone, compressed mud blocks stabilised with 5% cement.
- Windows built as per ‘Shinshek’ traditional design, celebrating traditional art and craft.