Structural Engineering and Architecture are two different sciences that are inter-related. Structural Designing deals with the study of design of steel in a structure i.e., the internal skeleton of the structure that helps to keep the structure durable, sound and stiff.
Whereas Architectural Design deals with design of spaces meant for a particular function. It helps to create ambient environment that is pleasing to eye. The Architect designs the building keeping all the functional aspects in mind that are to be incorporated into the design and then they are executed by a Civil or Structural Engineer.
The structures and structural members are designed to meet the functional and structural aspects. Both the aspects are inter-related. The functional aspect takes into consideration the purpose for which the building or the structure is designed. The functional aspect includes the determination of the amount and arrangement of space necessary for the structure.
There are codes and with are de-codes. Environment by itself has a series of relationship with its elements with a certain pattern and alike to it is the city of Delhi. It holds within it layers of architecture of different time periods and eventually today it stands as a example of a place which has held all threads together yet attaining the cosmopolitan balance required to day. The design tries and depicts the essence of the spaces in Delhi like the gallis, chowks, dhabas…etc. by coming out with spaces which code and un-code visually or as per the activity pattern. The design further developed by understanding what a convention centre means in the Indian context hence consciously efforts have been on the lines to come out with a design which drifts away from the mall culture of Delhi and to come out with an amalgamation of ethnic elements of the capital city with the new age technology.
Site Justification and Analysis
Lodhi road, New Delhi
The road in front being 25m wide. The area is surrounded by many historical and official buildings like the Humayun’s Tomb and the Indian Habitat Centre respectively for making the site desirable for the project. Also the fact that the chosen area has green spaces along with public transport facilities add to the viability factor of choosing the mentioned site for the design.