COLIVING HOTEL IN INDIA
Wellstudio cooperated with Conscious Coliving in its project to create a sustainable coliving hotel in Chennai-India. We worked with Conscious Coliving to develop the concept for a coliving hotel for young tech professionals visiting Chennai to attend training courses.
The Coliving hotel concept differs from a standard hotel concept in that resident's private rooms are organised into clusters arranged around community living spaces incorporating green terraces which would overlook the city. The ground and basement levels of the building incorporate an indoor food market and retail space for wellbeing oriented businesses topped with an urban park open to the public and contributing back to the local community.
The proposal has considered sustainable and a healthy lifestyle in every step of the design. The main massing concept is inspired by the narrow courtyards of the traditional 'Chawls' of Indian slums. These courtyards are combined with horizontal and vertical shading aided by planting which enables the building to reduce the overheating impact of the of the sun . Shaded green terraces and courtyards along with natural cross ventilation provide cooling air movement. All these features support wellbeing in the hot and humid climate of Chennai.