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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:04 pm    Post subject: Modern Wonders of India Reply with quote

Modern Wonders of India

India's rise as a 21st century global economic force is mirrored in a new building boom of corporate campuses, shopping malls, movie studios, and skyscrapers, many of which reflect a growing trend of sustainable architecture. Just as the classic Indian wonders of the world—from the elegant Taj Mahal to the spectacular temples at Khajuraho—evoke a characteristically South Asian style, India's newest wonders distinguish themselves from other nations' contemporary building types.
The TCS Techno Park

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has appointmented Uruguayan architect, Carlos Ott of Carlos Ponce de Leon, to design a unique Development Centre at Siruseri, in Chennai, India - the TCS Techno Park. The construction is going one as per schedule and is expected to be

The Techno Park in Siruseri will be one of the largest and the most modern of its kind. The project involves developing the global master plan, the architectural design and the interior design of all the buildings inside the park. Spread over an area of 28 hectares, with 12 buildings and the capacity to accommodate team sizes of 50 to 250 associates, the Techno Park is expected to cater to nearly 15,000 IT professionals.

The park will have a library, customer service centre and guest houses. It will also house additional attractions such as a sports complex, a clubhouse, lakes and a shopping centre. To make the space environment friendly, green areas will also be provided.

The Techno Park, where software development will take place will have state-of the-art technology and the flexibility to allow TCS to function and respond to the changing market demands in real time. The cost of the investment is around US$ 200 million.

The Mall of India Gurgaon
Developed by DLF

The Mall of India will sprawl over 3.6 million sq. ft. and house stores, cafes, movie theaters, and indoor and outdoor amusement parks. While not as large as the Dubai Mall, this promises to be one of the planet's largest, and the biggest in India. Its organic, rather than linear, floor plan suggests natural, undulating landscapes.

Wipro Technologies Development Center,Gurgaon
Vidur Bhardwaj, architect

Wipro's new home in Gurgaon promises to be the largest platinum-rated green building in Asia. The design will play on the traditional Indian courtyard-house structure of the haveli.The centre’s courtyard design forms a light well and acts as a micro-climate generator, reducing energy consumption. There is also extensive use of green spaces and rainwater-harvesting pits. The total extra cost of the energy-saving measures was recovered in just 18 months. it is a LEED Platinum-rated Buildings.

Bandra-Worli Sealink, Bombay
Dar Consultants (India)

This set of cable-suspension bridges will span a total of 850 meters. The Sealink should cut commuting time between congested Bombay and its suburbs by 40 minutes. Although not one of the world's longest, the Sealink is still notable because it paves the way for more contemporary bridges to be built, altering India's urban landscapes.

Noida Tower, Noida
Designed by Hafeez Contractor

The early renderings for this 2,330-ft. skyscraper, which will vie for the title of world's tallest, feature a conical silhouette rather than the more traditional rectangular one. While its flamboyance has drawn criticism, the Noida Tower attempts to establish a new style of super tall building, differentiating it from angular paradigms.

Tata Consultancy Services Campus, Bombay
Designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

This office complex features eco-friendly elements that also incorporate traditional Indian design. Seen here is an abstract, angular update of the jali, a carved sunscreen that's both decorative and functional. The campus will also feature shaded, open-air walkways for ventilation. Buildings will be built around existing Banyan trees to preserve the landscape.

Infosys  Global Education Center,Mysore
Various architects

This 270-acre corporate campus really is a campus in the traditional, educational sense—12,000 to 15,000 Infosys employees can be trained here each year, making it the world's largest IT education center. The complex is also home to India's biggest gym and a cricket pitch that some Indian journalists argue is the best in the nation.

SD Towers,Arup and Hafeez Contractor

These 60-story twins will be India's highest-reaching residential towers. But because Bombay is prone to humidity, heat, intense wind pressure, and heavy rains, Arup's engineers designed a facade with extra-sturdy aluminum extrusions to protect the buildings. The abundance of glass windows also provides natural light for the apartments, reducing overall energy usage.

Ramoji Film City,Hyderabad

Last year, Ramoji Film City was officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as Earth's biggest movie-studio complex. Now 10 years old, the site has been growing over the years and spans 1,666 acres to house 47 sound stages. A whopping 40 Bollywood films can be made simultaneously at Ramoji.
KVB Reddy Indoor Stadium & Aquatic Complex, Hyderabad

Environmental Township, Pune
Chris Lee Architects/ Kapil Gupta

This approved urban plan for a "green" township features buildings oriented to minimize sun exposure—and air conditioning bills. Half of the roofs will be equipped with solar panels. The township's 15,000 residents will be encouraged to walk in a pedestrian-friendly street layout, to cut down on carbon emissions and promote health.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These sure are going to be architectural marvels that define India in the modern world. Some of them have already been made and adding beauty to the urban modernization. They are not only beautifully built but also are energy efficient. Read our blog to know more on eco homes -http://bit.ly/DCblog14
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