Hyatt Regency, Delhi
Architect – Jasbir Sawhney & Associates
Area – 6.0 acres
Cost – 1.5 crores
Construction year – 1992-1993
Hyatt Regency is one of the 5 star hotels to have come up for Asiad 1982 games held in Delhi. Due to its central location, majestic Architecture and multi cuisine restaurants, it became popular very soon and has retained that popularity.
In early 90’s the owners decided to go for big refurbishment of entire interiors and exteriors. The brief was to give a new life to the exteriors. The existing forms being orthogonal, the new design uses flowing curves and various levels to make the space less rigid and formal.
Next to the portico, high water falls are created to mask the sound of traffic from the main road. Each path junction is accentuated with a triangular water feature. The wooden pergolas are used as connecting elements.
The new design resulted in an interactive space vibrant in colour and form.