Sustainability to drive façade market
“In general, we expect great demand for sustainable material for facades of all classes of buildings, commercial and residential, with the Government being the main driving force behind such environment-responsive construction,” says Ruchi Mishra, DGM - Architect, Rudrabhishek Enterprises Ltd (REPL).
Mishra expects huge demand for steel, metal, composite wood, glass fibre-reinforced concrete and similar hybrid materials, all of which are sustainable, green and versatile. However, she also expects continued demand for conventional materials such as brick, stone and glass. For instance, REPL used granite, travertine and sandstone for the site office of its Paarth Aadyant sample flat. At Paarth Aadyant residential towers, the company used glass-reinforced concrete jaalis and facade lighting. And it used high-pressure laminate cladding with curtain glass cladding for the Paarth Republic Site and Marketing Office.