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State Bank of India, Ahmedabad 1964 -1973

The design of the upper facade of the State Bank of India became a major exploration and a source of great satisfaction for Hasmukh Patel. For the podium he had used brise soleil. Patel’s innovation in this building was a pair of vertical fins that created shaded air space. He used a solar model to demonstrate that direct sunlight would be excluded from the building until the bank would be nearly closing and the light would have lost much of its ferocity.

Built-up Area: 10,000 Sq.m.
Client: State Bank Of India
Status: Built