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.
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.
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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