Situated in Guntur city in the Southern part of India , with temperatures in excess of 40°C for most of the year, this convention centre is being built by the Planning authorities of the city. Designed as a large volume divisible into an array of large halls or usable as a single space the entire volume is punctuated by north facing skylights. The pre function area opens towards the northern side in a series of cuboid volumes overlooking a large landscaped space. Both the eastern and western sides are fragmented by a series of concrete fins allowing indirect north light to infuse the internal circulation spaces. The convention centre is elevated over a pilotis to create sufficient circulation spaces for the high traffic expected during events and exhibitions. Designed in response to the climate of the region the Convention Centre will be an energy efficient building with reduced heat gain and the facilitation of natural light within its voluminous interior.