The Telenor Pakistan Headquarter HQ, 345 has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards 2018, competing with 17 other buildings across the globe.
Irfan Wahab Khan Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Telenor Pakistan tweeted:
Super excited to share that our HQ, 345 has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards 2018, competing with 17 other buildings across the globe! Wish us luck! 🤞#WAF18 #ArchitectureAwards pic.twitter.com/J7jvrWqIcQ
— Telenor Pakistan (@telenorpakistan) June 29, 2018
World Architecture Festival
The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist for their 2018 awards slate, featuring 536 projects ranging from small family homes, to schools, stations, museums, large infrastructure and landscape projects. The world’s largest architectural award program received more than 1000 entries from projects located in 81 countries across the world.
At the 2018 World Architecture Festival in November, the shortlisted teams will be invited to present their designs to a jury of more than 100 international judges, who will determine the best projects within the completed and future project categories. These finalists will then move on to present to the 2018 Super Jury who will determine the winners of for the 2018 World Building of the Year, Future Project of the Year and Landscape of the Year.
Among the offices, Telenor is competing with 17 other buildings across the globe. These include:
- Adedas- Lè Architecture, Taipei, Taiwan
- Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – White Collar Factory, London, United Kingdom
- Arcop – Telenor 345 Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan
- Batlle i Roig Arquitectura – Stradivarius Headquarters, Barcelona, Spain
- BVN – Synergy, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia
- Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute – KCI. Group Headquarters Offices, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
- Eric Parry Architects – Four Pancras Square, London, United Kingdom
- Form4 Architecture – Innovation Curve, Palo Alto, United States of America
- Foster + Partners – Bloomberg, London, London, United Kingdom
- Henning Larsen – Nordea Bank Headquarters in Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Ho Khue – Architects, Da Nang, Viet Nam
- Hypothesis – Werk, Bangkok, Thailand
- INNOCAD Architecture – C&P Corporate Headquarters, Graz, Austria
- Kate Otten Architects – Law on Keyes, Johannesburg, South Africa
- KG Mimarlık – Kumport, Istanbul, Turkey
- stu/D/O Architects Co. – Inter Crop Group Headquarter, Bangkok, Thailand
- Takenaka Corporation – Nippon Kaiji Kentei Kyokai Headquarters , Tokyo, Japan
- Tzannes – International House Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Built on 15.5 acres of land and with a workspace for over 1300 people, 80 multi-rooms, 20 project rooms and 32 fully equipped meeting rooms all in a serene neighborhood, Telenor Headquarter “345” is not only an architectural landmark but it also sets new standards for the construction industry in Pakistan.
Lots of deliberations and diligence has gone into the planning and design process to making the new facility an exciting and creative workplace that inspires. The campus has a fitness center, a day care facility, a medical room, a library, retiring rooms, a startup garage, numerous exploration zones, social zones, a cafeteria, a beautiful coffee shop, open terraces, gaming zones, a parking facility for over 500 vehicles, a pit stop for employee services and much more.
The facility is designed considering all kind of environment friendly, sustainable and energy efficient solutions which depicts Telenor Pakistan’s commitment & responsible conduct towards the environment. Some of the eco-friendly features of the building are designed in accordance with ASHRAE 189.1; a stringent standard for design of high performance green buildings. The building is consciously oriented North-South to avail maximum benefits of solar path and seasonal variations. Some 783 photovoltaic panels on the roofs contribute renewable energy in excess of 10% of the total power requirement of the facility.
In-house drinking water system with its multi-tier filtration arrangement and recycling of grey & black water for irrigation purposes has been developed. Use of LED lights, provision of occupancy sensors, day light compensation sensors, light timers, use of double glazed low-E glass façade, low flow plumbing fixtures and choices of energy efficient devices in the electro-mechanical systems.
A high grade thermal insulation used in the building envelope will supplement in keeping the HQ cold in summers and hot in winters.
Heating, ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) consumes a big proportion of the total power supplied into a building, therefore special considerations were made in selection of energy efficient solutions for the HVAC systems including use of Active Chilled Beams for cooling of work zones.
A modern Dedicated Outdoor Air System, deployed on the roofs, not only supplies abundantly chilled fresh air into the building but its recovery wheels recovers heating and cooling from the outgoing ventilated air for added efficiency.
For design, Telenor held an Architects’ competition & got 6 proposals from 5 Architectural firms. It selected Arcop due to its emphasis on a campus style, modular design, and also for the best utilization of space.