Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase
Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal is the President of IBSystems, the parent company of AECCafe.com, MCADCafe, EDACafe.Com, GISCafe.Com, and ShareCG.Com.

TATA Tower – Urban Vertical Parking Development by Seth Ellesorth

 
February 8th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

Seth Ellesorth designed a vertical parking structure called Tata Tower in Mumbai last year.

Tata Tower Concept Image

Tata Tower Concept Image

  • Architects:  Seth Ellsworth Architects
  • Location: C-Ward, Mumbai, India
  • Date: Spring 2010 Project
  • Team: Professor Antony Wood, Seth Ellsworth, JaYoung Kim
  • Materials: Concrete, Steel
  • Sponsor: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Tata Tower Atrium Garden

Tata Tower Atrium Garden

By the year 2030, 25% of the land area of Mumbai will be covered by parked cars.
— Mumbai Traffic Police

Tata Tower Ground Level

Tata Tower Ground Level

Project Description
This project addresses Mumbai’s increasing congestion and pollution. The TATA Corporation is the largest automaker in India and manufacturer of the Nano, the world’s cheapest car ($2500 US). The tower is seen as a development for TATA offices and employee residences, all of which drive alternative energy Nano cars. TATA Tower aims to be part of a much larger solution to the city’s crumbling infrastructure. Energy demands of the building and vehicles are met by photovoltaic louvers, building-integrated wind turbines, tri-generation, and an algae farm which produces biodiesel. Vertical parking allows for maximum parking density, gathering parked cars to act as a parking resource for neighboring linked towers. This also frees up space for a more pedestrian oriented ground plane, allowing for parks, recreation and increased public transportation.

Tata Tower  Render Looking Up

Tata Tower Render Looking Up

Building Agenda
Mumbai’s increasing density has brought the city’s infrastructure to the brink of collapse. Public transportation is either non-existant or far beyond capacity, which is contributing to the growing number of cars in the city. Our building is envisaged in the year 2030, and along with new urban transportation strategies (congestion charging, etc.) aims to:

  1. Create a new residential community for the TATA Corporation and its employees, where every family owns an alternative fuel TATA Nano car.
  2. Generate electricity and biodiesel from alternative energy sources to power both the building and vehicles.
  3. Create a vertical parking system the full height of the tower in order to maximize parking density.
  4. Intensify car parking density within the city, eliminating the typical anti-urban parking structure and freeing up space for a more pedestrian-orientated ground floor.
  5. Allow the building to become a parking resource for nearby towers, linked horizontally at height through skybridges. *Number of residential units in scheme = 930. Number of car parking spaces = 4050.
  6. Create high quality outdoor parks and spaces throughout the tower, for the benefit of the vertical community and the local community of Mumbai.
  7. Become a prototype for urban algae farming and other forms of alternative energy generation.
  8. Become a vertical parking prototype for other areas in Mumbai and other cities around the world.
Tata Tower Model 2

Tata Tower Model 2

Tata Tower Site Plan

Tata Tower Site Plan

Tata Tower Technical

Tata Tower Technical

Tata Tower Section

Tata Tower Section

Tata Tower Ground Plan

Tata Tower Ground Plan

Tata Tower Floor Plan

Tata Tower Floor Plan

Tata Tower Energy Diagram

Tata Tower Energy Diagram

Tata Tower Statistics

Tata Tower Statistics

Related posts:

Contact Seth Ellsworth Architects

Tags: , ,

Category: Parking Structure

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy