Gallery: GMS Grande Palladium: Insane Mumbai Office Looks Like It’s Str...

Floor plan of the 5th floor or 8th level.

The GMS Grande Palladium is hoisted 8 meters above the ground to create a landscaped courtyard that is more interconnected with the street level. The main lobby of the building is located here as well as a cafe, where employees and visitors can enjoy the outdoor shaded space. A parking garage is located underground to maximize space and reduce the urban heat island effect. Above are four levels of generic commercial space for a variety of companies with the top floors reserved for the building’s owner and his son.

Malik Architecture aimed to create a holistic and healthy working environment, so they incorporated operable windows for natural ventilation and lots of daylighting through the specially placed horizontal windows and the north and east glazed facades. Indoor air quality management, an energy efficient HVAC system and intelligent lighting ensure a comfortable indoor climate. BIM also helped the company optimize the use of materials and construction efforts, saving time, money and resources. Rainwater is collected and used along with greywater for landscape irrigation, and the project also included the use of locally sourced materials, recycled materials, diversion of 50% of construction waste from landfills and a on-site recycling program for the offices.

+ Malik Architecture

Via Dezeen

Images ©Edmund Sumner/Malik Architecture


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  1. daaval October 7, 2011 at 6:22 am

    i believe its a good thing ppl see and accept “more” beyond fsi

  2. addykool August 8, 2011 at 1:05 am

    it would have taken a lot of courage especially from the developers who are obsessed with far/fsi especially in hyper costly metros such as mumbai to make a building like this.. 10 : 1 they havnt used the far/fsi fully!!!! so full marks to the entire team behind this project..

  3. bharati4 August 5, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Insane Good or Insane Bad??…a bit confused on the writers take!

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