Vernekar Associates unveils mixed-use development with distinct visual identities
MAA Enterprises selected Vernekar Associates to create a distinct 90m-tall mixed use development in Bangalore, blending 300 luxury apartments, 12 penthouses and a sky terrace garden, infinity edge pool and club house with 100,000 sq ft of retail and office space.
Firm President and CEO Pankaj Vernekar explains: “I wanted to create a distinct light looking structure that is elegant and simple in contrast to heavy and over articulated towers that dot the landscape of Bangalore. The design reveals the simplicity of form by the use of white colour and the exposed structural framework.
"The slender columns and beams create a mesh of solids and voids. The use of glass railing and slender grills and open balconies further accentuate the simplicity of form.”
The glass façade of the commercial building is designed to stand in direct contrast with the white-hued residential tower to give individual identities to both structures. The design efficiently utilises the space with a compact footprint and segregated circulation system for both residential and commercial activities and use.
Each residential unit is designed to provide spectacular sight lines that offer great views of the city. A large club house is located on the top two floors with an infinity edge pool and sky deck on the top floor.