International Sports Complex as Sayali’s urban landmark

Located in the heart of west India and spread across an area of 27 acres, International Sports Complex in Sayali poses to be an urban landmark. The administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli proposed a national competition for development of an International sports Complex in Sayali. Design Plus Architects bagged the project of the complex, aiming to breed sporting champions for the union territory and the country.

Often the site had its pros and cons; the firm has taken this particular terrain in its stride, to align with the master plan at various levels. The firm has strategically managed to accommodate 25,000 spectators and players, by separating their movement at different levels, circulation paths treated with specific texture for the former and restricted sub-level corridors for the latter. The spectators arrive on the upper plaza from the entry gates.

Besides the architectural and functional qualities of the complex, it creates a balance and establishes a dialogue to expand the social and health infrastructure of the country. The firm has attempted to maximize gain both in terms of architecture as well as keeping in mind the fans experience. The user’s view is unhindered due to strategic placement, allowing simultaneous operation of different activities.

“It caters to the regional evolving demography and institutional population as a lifestyle destination. Its existence shall expand on the existing sports infrastructure of the region in addition to becoming an urban landmark, formally and functionally”, says Mr. Abhishek Bij, Design Plus Architects.

The terrain is quite “giving” in nature, by allowing placing services on site easier, from natural drain patters for waste management to limited amount of digging for parking space.

The complex is open to residents/athletes/corporates on non-match days. The complex boasts a number of facilities. It houses arenas for cricket, football, tennis, badminton, volleyball, basketball, skating rink, running track, long jump, archery and shot put, and top of that adorns an amphitheater too. ISC also offers Club memberships and 5 star Residential facilities as well. The club offers passive recreation options to the visitors such as Lounge + Bar + Spa + Library etc. The hotel offers 44 en-suite rooms with 2 suites. This is envisioned to be used by touring athletic teams or corporates for their events. The International Sports Complex will eventually assist Dadra and Nagar Haveli to draw in an IPL match, aiming towards forming their own Ranji team.

FACT FILE
ARCHITECTS: DESIGN PLUS ARCHITECTS
CLIENT: Government of Dadra and Nagar Haveli
LOCATION: Saily, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
YEAR: 2014 – 2020
STATUS: In Progress
SITE AREA: 27 Acres
BUILT AREA: 10,00,000 SqFt.
COMPETITION: National Competition Won
COST INR: 185 Crores
AWARD: Creative Minds Next at FoAID 2018
STRUCTURAL CONSULTANT: SV Damle Consulting Engineers
MEP CONSULTANT: A2S Consultants
ROOFING CONSULTANT: Abdul Sathar and Associates
CIVIL CONTRACTOR: ANS Constructions Pvt. Ltd.

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