Snehodiya was designed to provide spiritual & holistic living to the seniors. The form of building with its vivid vertical lines holding horizontal terraces, is reminiscent of hands, joined together in prayer- emerging from dust of the earth and reaching out to skies creating an atmosphere of spirituality.
Eduwik Architecture Excellence Awards 2022
First Award | Housing (over 5 floors) (Built)
Project Name: Snehodiya Senior Living
Project Category: Senior living co-housing
Studio Name: Pace Consultants
Design Team: Debmalya Guha, Manab Basu Mallik and others
Area: 1.2 acre
Location: at Rajarhat Newtown, Next to Swapnobhor, Senior Citizen Park
Consultants: Sunandan Basu, Debasish Mukherjee, Sujoy Das
Photography Credits: Swarup Chatterjee, Sourav Dhali, Subrata Ghosh
Other Credits: Debasish Sen, MD, HIDCO
We have retained the fundamental essence of traditional two-storied house in a multi-storied design, by rooms built around a series of multilevel, staggered courtyards with rays of sun shimmering through the circular holes.
Terrace gardens on each floor facilitate a natural flow of wind and embrace nature. On the 9th floor, the traditional colonnade has been reimagined with a lawn-making it the perfect spot to sit with a cup of tea enjoying the rain.
The ornate railings, jaali-work on façade, Bengali alpona motifs and posters of old films evoke a sense of nostalgia and intimacy. The building encourages interaction and creates a community that is healthy, vibrant, & close to nature.