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Old February 6th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Have a Home on the ‘Clouds’ in Kolkata’s “Atmosphere”


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The Indian luxury real estate is booming these days with some great works of architecture coming up. The best and most expensive example is Mukesh Ambani’s 27-floor personal home “Antilia” in Mumbai. Another great specimen is being developed by the Forum Group in Kolkata. Called “Atmosphere,” it is a 550-crore luxury residential condominium project whose most picturesque feature is “Deya,” (means cloud in Bengali), a structure joining the twin towers of the building.

Designed by the Singapore based Arc Studio, it is like a hanging sculpture at a height of 500 feet. Deya will be 320 feet in width, with 55,000 square feet of usable space and will have a silver lining featuring 15,000 kinetic discs on its surface to keep it glowing. It will take approximately INR 100 crores to build just this structure.


Upon construction, it will also become one of the most expensive clubs in India, featuring several swimming pools, a gym, a spa, a few squash courts and a badminton court, a meandering jogging track, a mini cinema theatre, open-air party deck, an amphitheatre, and multiple lounges and spaces for smaller gatherings. Only 80 families will get to live in this magnificent condominium. Construction on the Atmosphere will start from mid March 2011 and will take around 30 months to complete.

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Old February 6th, 2011, 06:17 PM   #2
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Art goes into the Indian sky with a luxury project


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Forum Group has announced its decision to give Kolkata, and India, a new icon – a sculpture in the sky. Christened ATMOSPHERE, this luxury residential condominium project will consist of two tall towers; hanging between them, at a height of 500 feet, is ‘Deya’, an iconic piece of public art that will also house an exclusive club for the residents of Atmosphere. After creating Technopolis, globally the first commercial building to be recognized by the United Nations as being eligible for carbon credits, and gifting East India its first mall - Forum, the Group is pioneering another landmark. For the first time in India, architecture is brought to art’s doorstep, where a residential real estate property will itself be a magnificent, munificent piece of art. Spanning more than 320 feet in width, 55,000 sqft in usable space, Deya will be amorphous in shape, sculpted as if a cloud was gently floating between the peaks of the two towers.

“Kolkata is the historic home of our country’s artistic and cultural renaissance. ‘Deya’ in Bengali means ‘cloud.’ It also means ‘to give.’ To my mind, there is no finer icon that I could have given to my own beloved city,” said Rahul Saraf, Managing Director, Forum Group.“A cloud has no particular form or character. When one is driving around the city, or looking at Deya from different parts of the city, its form will seem to be changing constantly. Similarly, as the sun moves in the sky, Deya will look different in its form, appearing sometimes solid, sometimes translucent and sometimes even a notion of being fluid. This will be the magic that Deya will cast upon this City of Joy,” said Mr. Saraf. Built around a pathway shaped like the Mobius Strip (loop of infinity), ‘Deya’ will irreversibly change Kolkata’s skyline. “Shimmering kinetic disks at strategic places will give this ‘cloud’ its very own silver lining!”
The estimated cost of Deya alone is Rs100 crore. The total project cost of Atmosphere is going to be approximately Rs550 crore. Other than being an object de art for the city, Deya will also be one of the most expensive clubs that this country would have ever built, that too for the exclusive use of the 80 families that will make Atmosphere their home.
Spread across four levels, Deya will house multiple swimming pools, a gym, a spa, squash courts and a badminton court, a jogging track, a mini cinema theater, open-air party deck, an amphitheater, and multiple lounges and spaces for smaller gatherings or congregations, among several other facilities. “The golf lovers of this city can practice their game at possibly the highest driving range and putting course on Earth!” said Mr. Rahul Saraf. Adding to the aura will be the views of Kolkata’s majestic wetlands, which fringe the project’s location (EM Bypass). Since these wetlands are protected, the pristineness of Atmosphere’s surroundings is guaranteed for the life of one’s villa there.
Deya will also be “Green”, keeping in line with the group’s Green philosophy. Rain water will be harvested in collection tanks provided within the foundations of Deya, and will be used for landscaping and other purposes. Taking advantage of the cool breeze at that height, most of Deya will be naturally ventilated and lit, thus saving on air-conditioning and power costs. The cost of operating and maintaining Deya will be almost 40% cheaper than a similar sized club on the ground. “We will manage Atmosphere on behalf of the residents for the first few years in order to set up the correct SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) and ensure efficient maintenance,” said Mr. Saraf.
Atmosphere is designed like villas in the sky, with large open decks. It is designed to cater to the needs of those families that seek to make their own bungalows on small plots of land. All the villas will have their own private lift lobbies to ensure the privacy and exclusivity that comes with Atmosphere – said Mr. Rahul Saraf.
The construction is scheduled to begin by mid March 2011 and will take approximately 30 months to complete. “As a company, we believe that our role is actually to design and build the spaces in which life resides. When one looks at it from that perspective – the entire sense of responsibility changes. And let’s remember that whatever we build today, adds to the skyline of our very own city forever. Hence, how beautiful and livable our city becomes is in our own hands.” said Mr Saraf.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 06:42 PM   #3
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Old February 6th, 2011, 06:43 PM   #4
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Wow
I wouldn't call it art
but luxuary and innovation it is for sure

fascinating project and ideas...
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Old February 6th, 2011, 07:17 PM   #5
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thanks HedonistAtBlr for opening a thread on Atmosphere!
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Old February 6th, 2011, 07:23 PM   #6
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I was going to!
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Old February 6th, 2011, 09:21 PM   #7
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too much eager to see it get light of the day....projects like this and diamond tower, Calcutta tower can change the very image of kolkata!
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Old February 7th, 2011, 05:21 AM   #8
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I was going to!
u r too early for the next class...:P
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Old February 7th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #9
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location

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Is the plot earmarked as forum II the plot for atmosphere project?
"To the east of the plot is the East Kolkata Wetlands, a vast open space. It has Basanti canal to the south, the Mirania waterbody to the west and Science City and the ITC Sonar hotel to the north. If the proposed flyover from Park Circus to Paroma roundabout goes through, all major business hubs — BBD Bag, Park Street and Salt Lake sector V — would be within a 10-minute drive."

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could be, but plot seems small for such a big project!
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Old February 7th, 2011, 05:53 PM   #11
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i guess it looks sufficiently big enough for two towers.
ITC Sonar has a similar plot size (looking here in the map) and it has a tower plus a golf course along with pool and other landscaping.
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Old February 8th, 2011, 02:05 AM   #12
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could be, but plot seems small for such a big project!
It is not really big in terms of number of flats, just 80!
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I am eagerly waiting for it to start...Me getting interested in this project...
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i guess things would be clear after march, once bhoomi pujan is through!
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u r too early for the next class...:P
I think location is bad for a premium project so lost interest.

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Dont think so!...a metro stn is coming up near it, there u have Sc.city, Gariahat and Park Street is not also very far. Oh!!..at least 5 hotels nearby(both existing and upcoming), a f/o!!!
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That road was in a mess when I had visited. Slums, small roads etc. Needs lot of work there.

Metro will take some time. Flyover under construction will reduce travel time to Park Street and other areas.

Having said that, as on date I wouldn't be interested in this project. My opinion might change by the time this project is ready.
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Because of is unique design, the quoting price will be in the range of rs 15,000 / sq ft. and Each flat will be around 4000 sq ft and 6.5 crore. Other than the design factor other property in that belt also has same location but will not make it beyond rs 6000 / sq ft range. For 6.5 crore you could get an individual villa in alipore/ballygunge. Not sure if living in a high rise is more upclass than Villa.

The cloud design will be worth watching. Eagerly waiting for the cloud to be built!

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Interresting project. I think the towers are not that special but the connection look very nice.

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Because of is unique design, the quoting price will be in the range of rs 15,000 / sq ft. and Each flat will be around 4000 sq ft and 6.5 crore. Other than the design factor other property in that belt also has same location but will not make it beyond rs 6000 / sq ft range. For 6.5 crore you could get an individual villa in alipore/ballygunge. Not sure if living in a high rise is more upclass than Villa.

The cloud design will be worth watching. Eagerly waiting for the cloud to be built!
80 flats and each worth more than 6.5 crores. I would like to see a list of buyers who actually purchase these units. The list will be more interesting than the tower itself. The net worth of such people should be more than 25-30 crore. List of familiy of kolkata whose net worth today is more than 25 crore can be compiled from the names of flat owners at Atmosphere, V at westing hotel by shristi corp and the 42 by diamond group at chowringee.

What is also interesting would be know the list of flat owners will be people from which industrial backgrounds or Nouveau riche who has acquired wealth by unethical means like bribes, kickbacks, cheating, black money (ministers, goverment officials, businessman)
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