Indian Project
Indian Project
Indian Project

Aspect Clay Façade for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation began its first service in 2002 and is the second oldest metro service to start in India after Kolkata Metro. It is also the 16th largest in the world in ridership, carrying an average ridership of 2.53 million daily and an average of 926 million annually.

Right from the inception, DMRC, has recognized the need for social and economic credibility and has taken a number of measures to protect the environment and conserve the resources. Its commitment on protection of natural resources and efficient use of energy across its construction is what drives its innovation. DMRC has also formulated Policies on Environment, Energy Management, Water Management, Waste Management, Quality, QEHS and Solar Energy Policies, which guide the various activities that take place under its Project and Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Division.

However, challenges like- increasing population and the extreme weather condition in the region, makes it difficult to sustain the complex. Its affordable and efficient nature makes it the most used public transport for its citizens.

With the onus of implementing the policies and maintaining the structure, DMRC was looking for a façade that was environment-friendly and sustainable and that offers extensive longevity. Aspect Clay Tiles fit perfectly into the bill considering its sustainable and long-lasting nature. The tiles were further customized to include a special red glossy finish for the metro line which was a key success in terms of planned look.

Facade and curtain wall systems are of paramount importance when considering issues of green building and sustainable design. It becomes imperative for a building construction specialist to understand the importance of improving the performance and sustainability of the building envelope. The regular high environmental cost façade often leads to increased energy consumption.

Wienerberger’s Aspect Clay Façade is environment-friendly, sustainable and offers major technical and architectural advantages as façade cladding. Clay as a building material lasts for generations. A correctly executed façade cladding, with clay façade tiles, is an excellent heat insulator. Thanks to its mass, ceramic has a high heat buffering capacity. The effect is as good as a building sheathed in continuous second skin, which minimizes heat loss in winter and prevents over-heating during summer.