Proposal for Mumbai’s tallest tower revealed
Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture have revealed details of what could be one of the tallest buildings ever constructed in India, reports skyscrapernews.com.
The Imperial Tower is set to stand as the tallest building in Mumbai with plans suggesting it will stand at 400 metres in height, with 116 floors. Despite the tower’s height, Smith and Gill’s skyscraper design will give the tower a slender look, harbouring a mere 76,722 square metres of space.
The aerodynamic shape of the tower is designed to confuse the wind
At 400 meters, it will be one of Mumbai’s tallest building
Inside the tower will be 132 “spacious and luxurious” residential units, claims archdaily.com, while each apartment will have ‘unprecedented access’ to natural light and views of the Arabian sea. ‘Recessed’ areas will allow for balconies and sky gardens, adds the plan.
The construction of the building could be set to provide additional local jobs. Furthermore, the architects have mooted the idea of prefabricated kitchen and bathroom units that can be made in a factory and then brought to the site.
The design will serve as a prototype for future tall towers
Clean and fresh water has previously been an issue in India but the building hopes to circumvent such challenges through the collection of rainfall, which will go on to be used as water in the apartments.
Finally, the metallic skin blocks on the building will block heat gain and diffuse direct sunlight, helping protect residents against the hot and humid climate of Mumbai.
Author: Ashley Curtis Date Written: 06 June 2013