ARIA Hotel

Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
The site is gently contoured rising up 9M towards the south into hills with the entry at the lowest level in the north which faces a large river and a dam with hills beyond. The client’s requirements included a large banquet hall of 15000 sqft in addition to 60 rooms and other facilities.Since the banquet hall would have large gatherings its access is planned directly from the road frontage at the lowest level of the site. The public facilities including the hotel lobby, restaurant, bar, spa & business centre occupy a higher level 6M above the banquet hall entered directly from an ascending approach road.At each floor the rooms form rectilinear cuboids that are angled differently creating balconies that frame the picturesque surroundings with double height suites at the topmost levels. Painted in terracotta color stucco, these frames are juxtaposed with the black basalt stone walls of the lower floors.

Survey No-2, 6, Gangapur-Savargaon Rd, Gangapur, Nashik, Maharashtra 422222, India

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Applicant and authors of the project
Sanjay Puri graduated from the Academy of Architecture,Mumbai in 1988 and established the firm SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS in 1992. Completing an extensive range of projects including townships, software parks, residentials, retail malls, hotels and entertainment centers,the firm strongly believes in exploring new territories of design. Sanjay Puri has lectured at over 100 Indian institutes & conferences and has been a judge at the World Architecture Festival, being the only Indian architect to do so.
Lead architect: Sanjay Puri
Design Team: Toral Doshi, Manjeet Khatri, Sudhir Ambasana, Dipti Patil
Interior Design: Sanjay Puri Architects
Landscape: Sanjay Puri Architects

Other participants
Engineering: Dr. Kelkar Designs Pvt. Ltd.
Services : Noesis