Standing Committee Assembly Hall for Rajkot Municipal Corporation


The standing committee assembly hall was constructed as third floor of an existing two storey office building of Rajkot Municipal Corporation.

Roof for the hall is a two way grid waffle slab. Plan dimension is 20 m x 20 m. Waffle grid size is 1.8 m x 1.8 m. Slab thickness is 80 mm and beam size is 230 mm x 900 mm

Interesting technical feature of the hall is that it was constructed above an existing two storey masonry load bearing structure. Columns for two outer sides were easy to construct, while those for two interior sides were carefully located in the existing walls of the building and were taken up to second floor by piercing the existing masonry walls