Article source: Malik Architecture
The uniqueness of this project is that it operates on multiple levels. On one hand it uses technology and intelligent design to improve the working environment of its inhabitants, while working inclusively in an urban context.
On the other hand, it is a critical commentary on some of the antiquated notions that have plagued contemporary commercial design in the subcontinent. The eschewment of ornamentation, the treatment of structure as skin, the repudiation of self-aggrandizing atriums, the moulding of building volumes to perform multiple functions simultaneously, the treatment of landscape as an integral part of development and an exploration of its varying moods, the focus on sustainability, the holistic approach to design and execution are a direct result of a critical analysis of the exigent and often superficial buildings proliferating in the subcontinent.
- Architects: Malik Architecture
- Project: GMS Grande Palladium
- Location: Kalina, Mumbai, India
- Client: GMS Group
- Design team: Arjun Malik, Ketan Chaudhary, JayJani, Ketan Seta
- Built-up area: 1, 80,000 sq. ft.
- Cost of project: 60 crores
- Year of completion: 2010
- Software used: Autocad, Revit, 3D Max, STAAD Pro and Tekla