LEED Silver Certified Corporate Office Building | HBL Tower -Karachi ,Pakistan

Project

Mega Corporate Tower | HBL

Location TeenTalwar, Clifton, Karachi.
Type Corporate
Developers Imperial Developers & Builders (Pvt.) Ltd
Covered Area 501 ,400 sq ft
No of Floors 26
Completion September 2016
Architecture Design firm

Habib Fida Ali ,Architects

Contractors Imperial Developers and Builders Private limited

 

IK Associates

Photo Credit

Karachi Shutters & Focus art & Architecture

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Located in the upscale and fashionable district of Karachi, building is an expression of the modern day architectural ingenuity. A testament to an underlying belief, that great design can only be created with the integration of intrepid aspiration and extraordinary proficiency in turning ideas into reality. The vision of an exciting building program with contemporary office spaces for growing business and functionality, convenience and a promise of exclusivity.

After acquisition, the HBL believes this building to be a true embodiment of its values of progressiveness and innovation. It will be housing all bank’s front line and corporate customers.

 

Walking into the building one enters through a double height opening with a graceful canopy. Extensive glass use gives individuals an air of openness when entering via the towering doorway. It also floods the main lobby with natural daylight, a feature common in all areas of the development. Along with these architectural details, technical aspects of the front allow it to remain unquestionably secure.

An executive and VIP drop off area has also been created on the second floor of the tower. Attached to a private yet grand lobby, this allows tenants who have admission to it a tranquil entrance and exit t/from their work space, away from the bustle of the city below. This reception area can be accessed via slide gates that provide right of entry to the offices above, the parking lot and an executive management lounge in the rear.

The Project is LEED Certified scoring 57 Points with Silver category . 

During construction of the tower all necessary steps were followed to achieve silver LEED Certification. The LEED is a set of rating systems for design, construction, operation and maintenance of green buildings and neighbourhoods which has been developed by US GREEN building council to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources/energy efficient resulting in cost saving and positive community impact as an example of this the building has been designed to minimize suns heating effect by maximizing the surface area of its façade on its northern side. Additionally mega corporate tower is designed with raised flooring and under floor air distribution system that results in efficient productivity of its HVAC system and improved ventilation /indoor air quality.

LEED Scorecard 

 

Four elevators running at 2.5 meters per second with a capacity of 24 persons each. One elevator running at 2 meters per second with a capacity of 1600 kg for cargo and service. Two elevators running at 1.75 meters per second between the basement and 11th floor. One Private Executive elevator running from the 2nd floor executive lounge till the top of the building.

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