The Convention Centre – Coimbatore,Tamilnadu, India


The Design brief was to create a multi utility space accommodating the activities like yoga, chanting and lodgings with the basic kitchen and utilitarian spaces. the construction was taken care in two phases .The first phase was focused on constructing a convention space confining 30 to 40 wards .The roof was done as a shallow vault to create a reverberating space to  chant from a vantage point. The ventilation was done in a way such that the easterly winds enter from a lower level into the room and the stacks up and vents out through the western direction. The plot measures of 40’ in width and 60’ in depth located at the foot hills of Coimbatore west .


The planning was very simple on a rectilinear plot we placed a rectangular mass on western side with shorted side facing the road and longer side facing west .Due to the exposed side facing west we had to use materials with higher “u” value and lesser “R” value .The ideal choice was to go with porotherm blocks measuring about 16” x 8” x 8” in its size .It is larger in size but light in weight which resulted in a faster construction phases yet while finishing it  becomes slow due to  the brittleness.


1)Filler Slabs

2)North lighting

3)Stack effects

4)Contextual Acoustics

5)Thermal Efficiency

6)Carbon negative Possibilities

  • Project Name: The Convention Centre
  • Location: Coimbatore,Tamilnadu
  • Year Built: 2020-2022
  • Duration of project: 20 months
  • Plot Area: 2400 sft
  • Built up: 2600 sft
  • Project Size: sq feet:  2600sft
  • Project Cost Appx: 6200000
  • Principal Architect(s) : Sabarish Thirumurthy , Tamilselvan
  • Team Design Credits (for Particular Project) : Gokul G.S , Sanjay Kand
  • Material Palette of the project: Porotherm Blocks,kota stones ,mandagan terracotta tiles,Hurudi filler blocks

Porothermic Blocks


Kota stone

Color Palette for each area :  Elephant Grey

Filler Slabs

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