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BioWonder, ushering in a new jonor of architecture in India, is among India's first biophillic structure. The Gold Rated biophillic structure harmonizes nature with architecture.

789, Anandapur, E M Bypass, Kolkata 700107
Next to 'Chandrani Towers - Pinnacle Honda' showroom, after Calcutta International School.


Two Towers, a commercial block of 20 stories and a hotel block of 15 stories. In the office-cum-hotel complex, the essence will be greenery on a vertical plane as cantilever terraces connect offices to greenery at all levels. The Rs 150 crore project spread with a built-up area of 4 lakh square feet will boast of nearly 170 trees at various levels.
The hotel will be of ITC Fortune Brand 120 key business class, where 40% of the rooms will have private pocket greens.

The concept of the project is not just to look after the well-being of those who worked in the facility but contribute to the neighbourhood's positive environment as well.

#Terrace Gardens - Reduction in organics, solar energy harness & energy conservation.
#Best of Light & Pollution Management - Recycle of waste, water energy, anti glare double glass door & VRV Air-Conditioning system
#Shopping Complex with ATM, Wi-Fi environment & Business Lounge
#Car Wash facilities
#Convenience Stores
#Food Court
#Health Club - Spa, Gymnasium swimming pool

Developers - Pasari Group
Principal Architect - Vivek Rathode
Landscape Architect - Anuradha Rathode
Structural Engineer - Sanjiv Parekh, Alpa Seth
Electrical Consultant - Shantanu Mukherjee
Conservation Consultant - Juzer Kothari (Green Building Expert)
Hydromechanical & PHE Consultant - Vinod Menon
HVAC Consultant - C. Ramachandani

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Article from World Architecture News

New corporate park in India aims to evolve contemporary architecture naturally

Biophyllic design gives rise to other connected values such as energy efficiency, promotion of greenery etc. and above all it helps us to increase our performance. Good performance leads to good profits and a lot of satisfaction in our corporate world. The first corporate park in East India is not only a LEED Gold certified building, it boasts of many facilities for its inhabitants, such as food courts, a gymnasium, a pharmacy, ATMs etc. as well as a 4-star, 120-key business hotel with convention, business and banquet facilities. This connection between offices and hospitality is a unique trait of the corporate park.

"Biowonder increases the urban greenery and helps reducing the effects of a 'heat island'. We have to be sensitive to the environment around us. It helps in sustaining the Biodiversity around. Its floor plate orientation helps every office to achieve 80% daylight, great views in 2 directions, with green terraces and a garden attached. Let’s not forget we spend more than 70% of our waking time in our offices! Biowonder is a better expression of truth; the truth that connects us with nature.
BioWonder & The Unimark Asian were the two entries from Kolkata (total of 4 entries from India) which were selected for the Wan Awards 2012 in the category of "Commercial Buildings (Unbuilt Design Stage)".
WAN AWARDS 2012 Commercial - Longlist Unbuilt projects

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