Event Complex at Lahore by Kaswa Design Services – Le Grand Chalet
Le Grand Chalet Event Complex
|Location||Peco Road, Township, Lahore|
|Site Area||4 Kanal | 18,000 sq ft|
|Covered Area||46000 sq.ft.|
|Architecture and Interior Design Firm||Kaswa Design Services
|Client||Mr. Imdaad Hussain & Mr. Liaquat Ali Rajput|
|Structural DESIGN||Abdul Rauf|
|HVAC Design||IES Consulting|
|Electrical Design||Hussnain Associates|
|Lighting Design||Rizwan Afzal|
|Photo Credits||Rehan Raees Photography|
Standing magnificently beautiful at Peco Road, Township – Lahore, Le Grand Chalet Event Complex defies the preconception of a stereo-type banquet design in the region.
We understand “togetherness” as a gathering of individuals around a collaborative situation which serves as a basic idea behind its concept-design. Just as two lives unite as one, the two curves intersect in an aesthetically pleasing manner to form a single entity adorned with mashrabiya pattern, gradually increasing in its volume, embellished seamlessly over the glass panels.
This outer shell serves as a filter of the view outside, implying the start of a spatial experience inside. Passing through the glass doors ornamented with intricate mashrabiya pattern, one enters into a triple height entrance lobby/atrium. The light invading through the mashrabiya pattern into the space gives a diversified experience and emphasizes the solemnity of a wedding ceremony.
The building is incorporated with open circular staircase with an extravagant chandelier on top of the atrium. Slim sections of MS pipes molded into U-shaped brackets are joined together at irregular intervals to form the railing of this staircase. The framework encloses the staircase and extensive balconies on the first and second floors that overlook the triple height atrium. Enclosed by the enriched hues of gold and hazel, this triple height atrium serves as an access point of three marriage halls stacked on top of one another.
Furnished with royalty, enhanced with contrast and outfitted with eminence, As one steps into the hall, furnished with royalty, enhanced with contrast and outfitted with eminence, a step-up platform is designed with the central alignment of the hall with back lit onyx leading towards it. Accommodating 150-200 people/hall, every aspect of the building has been designed to best fit the requirements.
In addition to basic facilities, the solar orientation for energy saving has also been kept in mind. Fascia is tapered as to best orient the solar panels for maximum sunlight capture. The excellence of the project goes to show that the client gave the architect the necessary support, freedom and trust to achieve a distinctive building addition in Pakistan’s architecture.