The Sidewalk that located in Hyderabad, India, was designed by Studio Pencilpoints. To achieve this the project was visualised as floating amorphous geometries, resigned from constraints of an envelope yet unified by transition between these volumes. The idea was to create a sequence of spaces either completely open or completely enclosed. The fragmented volume and large voids accentuate the heterogeneity of its urban setting.
The simple floor plans vary through the six floors depending on the form of the volume, size and orientation. Retail outlets and food courts occupy the lower three floors. Movie theatres are covered but not enclosed art galleries, small-scale restaurants with panoramic views are located on the upper levels.
The building is characterised by use of pour-in-place concrete and defined by series of shaded terraces that allow uninterrupted movement of air – a place in the shade, so crucial for buildings in warm climates.