Vivanta by Taj - Whitefield, Bangalore wins SIA Architectural Design Awards 2010

Vivanta by Taj – Whitefield, Bangalore in India has won the Interior Design Award, Architecture Award and 2010 Building of The Year Award at the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Architectural Design Awards 2010.

The design of Vivanta by Taj – Whitefield, Bangalore was selected from 180 global entries. Warner Wong Design from Singapore has designed the luxury hotel to address the needs of the discerning business traveler, while redefining the hotel as a social and contemporary cultural hub for both the IT Park and the local population.

Nature and technology is central to the design concept of Vivanta by Taj – Whitefield, Bangalore, with designers using digital imagery of the surrounding landscape as a basis for its plan. The hotel resembles a digitized version of its surroundings. The pleasant climate of Bangalore, as well as low height restrictions, was pivotal to the design. The hotel features a unique façade that changes color, texture and tone. The end result is a playful mix of transparency and layering within the interiors and exteriors.

The podium of the hotel forms a mobius strip, with its twists and folds extending the perception of space and blurring the distinction between building and ground, architecture and landscape. The hotel’s three stories soar above the ground level with the 199 rooms flexing their way around the site. Public and private spaces twist and flow in an endless promenade of spatial experiences, drawing references to traditional Indian dance forms.

The design has taken into account sustainability criteria too. The landscaped grass plane reduces the heat of the building. Rainwater is also harvested from here and channeled for reuse.

Vivanta by Taj – Whitefield, Bangalore is located 45km from Bangalore Airport, at the entrance of the International Tech Park Bangalore (ITPB). Business facilities at the hotel include OVAL, a 24-hour business center, webcast and video-conferencing facilities, secretarial and translation services, as well as mobile phones, SIM cards and portable printers for hire. The in-room dining, fitness center and laundry services all operate on a 24-hour basis as does the hip diner, Latitude, serving a range of world cuisine around the clock. Other restaurants and bars include Tease, Terracotta and Caramel.

Vivanta by Taj – Whitefield, Bangalore is a luxury hotel in the portfolio of Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces. The Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest group of hotels, comprising 67 hotels in 45 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, US, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa, Middle East and South Africa.

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