The Fern, Ahmedabad

The Fern, Ahmedabad

The Fern – Ahmedabad is an “ecotel” hotel that endeavors to protect and preserve our environment via certification on ecological parameters. This hotel based in Ahmedabad was conceptualized as very modern and contemporary

with the accentuation of Ahmedabad flavors and cultures. The public corridor and lift lobby were designed as synonymous with the vibrant Gujarat culture and heritage. Lift lobby of every floor has mural and collages speaking stories of the famous navratri kite festival, heritage architecture, heritage jewellery along with other most desired tourist locations in Gujarat. The back of the reception wall is inspired from the architectural tree of life beautifully etched on back painted glass. Famous Ahmedabad jalis and details are seen as screens for glass windows in the guest corridors, and also on the room number plates, lift lobby etc. The lobby of this property was very narrow and ‘corridor’ like due to the width and restriction in architecture of the building. In order to achieve some volume two arches were proposed as an inspiration to achieve the space profile in the lobby.