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Aman New Delhi, India

Aman New Delhi, India, by Kerry Hill Architects won the Commendation for International Architecture at the AIA's 2010 National Architecture Awards.

There is a palpable sense that the Aman New Delhi is a haven of tranquillity in the bustling city. This is an urban response to the type. It is the architecture that reconciles public engagement with the city and the discreet experience of a hotel resort.

Located near the centre of the city, within the order of Lutyens’ Delhi, the hotel’s program gathers around an elegant, enclosed courtyard with a lawn, reflection pools and mature trees. The quiet dignity of the resort is hewn from a restrained suite of materials – dark-stained timber panelling, olive-hued Rajasthani Khareda stone and handmade carpet. The principal element is a resolutely rectilinear column, inherent in much Mughal architecture. These columns articulate the mass of the building form, edge the courtyards and circulation spines and frame delicate screens. Referencing traditional Indian architecture, the screens are interpreted here in glass-reinforced concrete and fixed with stainless steel brackets. These screens are an atmospheric and experiential device – curating sunlight, privacy and views, and animated by daytime shadows and the glow of evening.

– Jury citation

Credits

Architect
Kerry Hill Architects
Fremantle, WA, Australia
Project Team
Kerry Hill, Ross Logie, Patrick Kosky, Justin Hill, Terry Fripp, Paul Semple, Albano Daminato, Sapna Khattar, Debashis Mitra,
Consultants
Acoustic consultant Acviron Acoustics Consultants
Associate architect Design Plus Architecture
Builder Ahluwalia Contracts (India)
Construction manager Archetype Vietnam
Electrical consultant Spectral Services Consultants
Hotel Operator Aman Resorts
Landscape consultant Tierra Design
Lighting consultant Lighting Planners Associates
Project manager Project Systems International
Quantity surveyor Barton Associates
Structural consultant Mahendra Raj Consultants
Site details
Location Lodhi Road,  New Delhi,  India
Site type Urban
Category Commercial / public buildings
Type Hospitality
Project Details
Status Built
Website http://www.amanresorts.com/amannewdelhi/home.aspx

Source

Awarded Project

Published online: 1 Jul 2011
Words: National Architecture Awards Jury 2010
Images: Albert Lim

Issue

Architecture Australia, November 2010

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