Engineering high rise urban living
Nestled amongst the foothills of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mulund is set to become home to Revanta, two luxurious high-rise residential towers commissioned by prime residential group Piramal.
While it is thought to date back to the Maurya Empire, Mulund has its roots in industry, with a number of companies bringing business and prosperity to the area over the last century. With its stunning location and easy access to other areas of the city, the region has become a sought after location for many commuters and their families.
The tropical climate in Mumbai means that we needed to design the towers to resist the monsoon conditions that befall the region for several months of the year. The city’s potential to be effected by earthquakes also required careful consideration of the structural design to ensure the apartments are protected from deadly seismic activity.
With very hot and humid temperatures common, our building services engineers also needed to design systems that would provide optimum comfort for residents.
To address the challenging climate, the structural system features a central core with a wing wall to resist the wind and seismic loading. Flexibility is maximised by providing square columns at periphery.
The building services design of the project is unique for the Mumbai region. We incorporated a de-centralised cooling and ventilation system, introduced to satisfy the client’s vision and the comfort levels required. Sustainability is at the heart of the MEP design, with 100% water recycling planned along with site wide energy strategies to utilises the natural resources.
With construction underway, the Revanta development promises to marry its lush natural surroundings with the buzz of a bustling urban environment. Overlooking 25,000 acres of national park, the towers stretch 60 storeys into the sky, offering stunning views from its state-of-the-art apartments.
Services and approach
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