Hi everyone,

I am documenting a hotel project. One issue is not obvious for me, so maybe someone can help.

On hotel’s underground level is located a theatre/ music/ event room.  Designers with Investor decided to placed this kind of area on level -2 because of special lighting conditions (stage lighting). The room will be used to events such as: jazz concerts, comedy stand-ups, fashion shows, theater performance etc.

Is this something arguable case so we can exclude the space, minimize our denominator in the calculations and maximize our chances to get a better ratio overall just accounting for daylight in the upper levels designed to be exposed to the exterior environment?

Thank you all for your feedback,