SOM

SOM

Harnessing Nature

The Hill County Sez Office Complex on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India, will harness energy from an abundant resource in the country that many architectural solutions overlook — the sun. This paper discusses how SOM's design manages to meet two seemingly conflicting objectives: maximizing shading while using daylight as an energy source. This innovative approach earned the project a 2008 Regional Holcim Award in the Asia Pacific category.