Facility for Fabindia

Fabindia required a facility where they could design and develop items, train weavers, source fabric from weavers in the region, assemble the fabric into garments, and then pack, store and ship completed items. The production block has a warehouse in the basement. The ground floor has a loading bay with logistics area, as well as a dye house with allied stores. The first floor has a tailoring unit. The administrative block has offices with a large conference room and product display room. There is a room with looms for weaver training. A multi-purpose room doubles as a cafeteria and lecture hall for training. This opens out onto an amphitheatre. The residential block has rooms for visiting colleagues and quarters for caretakers. There is a retail outlet in the corner closest to the main gate. The architecture is very simple and functional. Attached to the exterior is a grid of perforated panels that act as shading devices.

Located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. The plot size is 4,052 sqm (4,841 sqyd) and the floor area is 2,624 sqm (28,210 sqft). Designed between Feb 2011 and Jan 2012, this project was not built. Structural engineering by Prajukti Consultants. Services engineering by Engineering Design & Consulting Organisation.

Site Plan

Site plan.



Administrative and Residential Blocks

Plans of the administrative and residential blocks.

Production Block

Plan of the production block.

Overhead View

An overhead view of the entrance, residential block, administrative block and production block.



Administrative Block

View of the administrative block from the peripheral parking.



Production Block

The production block with lots of space in front to turn around trucks.



Production Block

The production block.



Production Block

The production block.



Amphitheatre

The amphitheatre and administrative veranda seen from the residential veranda.



Amphitheatre

View from the amphitheatre to the administrative veranda.



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