The new railway track connecting Vashi and the New Navi Mumbai Airport had the Bamandongri Railway station proposal. The site was approximately 20 acres having 5 platforms and a subway connecting all of them.
The site was surrounded by very few structures. Thus, it received very harsh sunlight throughout the day.
The primary concept was to use porosity of the structure to define spaces and maximize solar energy gain. Use of algorithmic design for façade development right from the conceptual stage helped streamline the basic themes in the design and planning of the station.
Vantage points were also taken into consideration during design. A highway passes from the front of the site which connects two major towns. This helped in zeroing the required vantage points for maximizing the visibility of the project and ultimately the station itself.
Being a public space, which is to be used on the daily basis, it was important for us to make it more user friendly, safe and also a landmark which could help put this upcoming city in the map.
The geometric principle of Delaunay’s Triangulation is used in the façade design to optimize the light filtration. The Roof is an origami inspired structure which allows the soft northern light and terminates the heat from the west during the day. The entire roof is made of steel members and cladded with glass and fiber cement board composite panels.