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Foundation stone laid for Andhra Pradesh secretariat towers

Friday, 28 Dec 2018
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Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone for Secretariat and HOD building complex on 27 December 2018 at the administrative capital at Kondamarajupalem of Rayapudi village in Guntur district.

The Secretariat and HOD building complex comprise of five tallest towers in the country.

The complex will house the state secretariat, assembly and high court, besides a host of government departments. The secretariat and HOD building complex will comprise towers with a height of 225 mtr with 40 storeys in four towers and 50 storeys in the fifth tower.

The complex was designed for 16,000 employees and 10,000 visitors with world-class corporate office amenities. The secretariat complex will be constructed in 41 acre to accommodate 145 departments to enable better efficiency in work flow and interaction between different departments.

The built-in area is around 56 lakh sq ft and 1.3 lakh sq ft with parking facility for 4,000 cars. The world-renowned architects Foster Partners, UK and a consortium have been engaged as consultants for providing comprehensive architectural services for the project.

The structural design is being done by world-class structural designers Buro Happold, London and peer review by Thornton Tomasetti, USA. The structure is designed on the unique structural system called diagrid without the conventional columns to provide column-free interior space.

The building is connected with district cooling system grid for enhanced HVAC systems to lower maintenance costs. The cooling system will provide 20,000 tonne of refrigeration for the overall government complex giving scope for 35 percent power saving.

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