Engineering the roots of a green Mumbai
Located on a city centre junction between Bhau Tatoba Toraskar Marg and New Link Road, Ornate Space’s new, mixed-use towers look out towards the mangroves trees in the North and the Indian Ocean to the West.
With a design inspired by Mumbai’s native mangroves, the clusters of slender towers that form Grove Towers entwine at their bases before rising to their own individual peaks. The interweaving design also represents the strong sense of community in the city and seeks to create a building that will bring people together.
With sustainable design an important part of the development, our team need to incorporate a number of systems to meet the LEED Gold rating that the project aspires to. The need to create a facade that achieves the architectural intent while protecting against wind and earthquakes was another key consideration.
The distinct building design by 3XN Architects combined by the expert engineering solutions by BuroHappold aims to achieve a visually appealing, energy efficient and high value project solution.
Our team is playing a significant role in working collaboratively to achieve an integrated solution. The structural and MEP teams are working closely with architects to ensure the development adheres to appropriate national and international design codes and standards.
A perfect combination of estimated design loads, material strengths and structural members has been combined with MEP engineering to deliver the most efficient integrated design. The facade design was achieved by utilising innovative load transfer mechanisms that involved column transfers and column inclinations, while at the same time maintaining the safety against wind and earthquake forces. This solution is combined with BuroHappold’s bespoke fire safety, HVAC and plumbing design so that all systems work in harmony.
With the aspiration of achieving a LEED Gold rating, the systems were designed with the highest benchmarks for energy efficiency and use of natural resources. Deep vertical fins located on the corners of the facades to reduce direct solar radiation, while vertical gardens on the lower levels of the buildings contribute towards lowering C02 in congested central Mumbai.
Grove Towers realises Ornate Space’s vision for a new and dynamic India. The building intelligently responds to its environment and the people who will be using it, offering uniquely designed, sustainable space.
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