ONGC Corporate Office

Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
7,80,000 Sq. Ft

This project is located in one of South Delhi’s most coveted Commercial areas, built on two C shaped plots (purchased through auction by ONGC) and with luxury malls as neighbours to this office complex.

Our scope was to assist concept architects to prepare design concepts, get municipal sanctions and completion certificates. It was one of the first projects to receive a sanction regarding amalgamation from DDA. However DUAC was quite rigid and put restrictions on using glass on the entire building facade. We prepared various options and elevations to convince authorities and get approvals. Non-functional ventilation scheme was inspected a few times before releasing NOC and the Central court and Atrium were partially covered without any loss of FAR.

The project took 5 years (2011 to 2016) from sanction to completion. Deviations from lease agreement, regarding footprint, took time for approvals. Construction delays occurred due to soil and rock conditions. Coordination challenges between the client, the primary architects and the contractor also added to the delay.

*Approvals and coordination Kanwal Thareja Architects.