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Old June 30th, 2007, 08:46 PM   #21
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As I said before, some of the buildings look futuristic. But unfortunately most of them look like commie blocks, and that's the feeling you get when you look at that overview picture as well.
Whats a commie block?
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Old June 30th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #23
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Well, some of the smaller buildings are repetitive, but I wouldn't go as far to say they're commie blocks, due to the individual quality, and due to the arrangement.

The buildings facade in the brochure pictures are artist impressions, and don't seem to completely reflect the glass-cladding seen in the renderings, hence the hand-drawn pics look flatter/more concrete, and hence less futuristic than the views in the renderings. I think the buildings when constructed would look better, and closer to the renderings than the drawings
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Old June 30th, 2007, 10:03 PM   #24
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This is amazing, looks like something from the future
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Old July 1st, 2007, 06:21 PM   #25
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Here's a picture scanned from a brocedure that gives a better understanding of the layout of the project. I wish they'd have colored the buildings the correct color rather than just a uniform white:
Gosh! I thought you just can't do worse in urban planning than they do in China... but it seems you can!!!

This development, from urban point of view, is just horrific!!! No city at all!!! A bit like comieblocks they built in Moscow or Warsaw 30 years ago...
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Stunning! When do you think they'll break ground? Hopefully by the end of the year!
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Old July 1st, 2007, 06:54 PM   #27
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Is it a good investment

is it a good investment at Rs 7550 per sq ft & when is delivery expected
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 06:42 AM   #28
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Huge and massive project for sure
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Gosh! I thought you just can't do worse in urban planning than they do in China... but it seems you can!!!

This development, from urban point of view, is just horrific!!! No city at all!!! A bit like comieblocks they built in Moscow or Warsaw 30 years ago...
It's not "part" of a city. Anyways, I love commie blocks
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Old July 9th, 2007, 03:47 AM   #31
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Thanks bro

Here some more images of Unitech Grande








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Link to 110 mb PDF brochure


List of architects involved
Calisson LLC
RMJM
HOK
Lighting Design Allaince

List of landscapers involved
Greg Norman Golf Course Design
SWA Group
EDAW Landscape Artists

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Old July 9th, 2007, 04:25 AM   #32
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Gosh! I thought you just can't do worse in urban planning than they do in China... but it seems you can!!!

This development, from urban point of view, is just horrific!!! No city at all!!! A bit like comieblocks they built in Moscow or Warsaw 30 years ago...
I think some of that may be misunderstanding as to its use.

It is a purely residential development that I guess would be a gated community writ large. It is one of the larger projects in a sector of Noida designed just for such projects. As infrastructure in India is not universally developed to the point to sustain skyscraper projects across all urban metros, these greenfield developments act as catalyst for FDI, economic development, and namely infrastructure development through private-public partnerships.

What it is not is a project that is designed to be integrated into the city public. Downtown Noida this is not (that's another sector.)


These kind of developments actually halt sprawl by encouraging densification. Verticalization and densification must first start where the appropriate infra exists. The governments of the various municipalities of NCR has adopted a huge ranging plan to basically redevelop the entire region. Such greenfield cities like Noida act as economic magnets that will draw capital used to redevelop the old city.

Then there is the positive environmental impact to the region in terms of greenery, which most redevelopment projects require (in order to earn FSI.) These projects actually are a more positive impact on the ecology than mass agriculture. The air pollution around Delhi is bad, and projects like this, and massive green rings around the city will ensure that Delhi doesn't make the mistake that Shanghai, another huge city not far from arid areas, has and has had to spend enormous time and capital to rectify.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 05:43 AM   #33
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I finally made time to do a floor count of the tallest buildings of the project (over 40 stories). Thanks in part to this image, now in much higher resolution:

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60 floor tower




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48 floor tower



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45 floor tower x 2




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45 floor tower



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42 floor tower



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42 floor tower



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Can a mod kindly update the thread title to reflect these heights please? Thanks in advance!

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Old August 13th, 2007, 07:13 AM   #34
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Awesome

Thanks for the thread title update mods!
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Old August 19th, 2007, 01:54 AM   #35
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Here's a news update on this project!

The article is geared mainly toward investors, so I'll only post the relevant bits:
Express Estates (Indian Express): Unitech Grande: As Grand as it Gets
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AS GRAND AS IT GETS

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Posted online: Friday, August 17, 2007 at 1247 hours IST

As you drive down the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, the first thing to catch your attention would be the institutional area that is already up on one side of the road. The other side of the road is residential. Sector 93A has already entered the secondary market. For those looking to buy options in the primary market, this area had almost dried up. Then a dramatic event took place — India’s largest land deal with Unitech buying 347 acres of land at Rs 1,582 crore to launch the Unitech Grande project. It is a separate matter that the developers plan to take home about Rs 15,000 crore from this project. Although there is only this one builder in these three sectors (96, 97, and 98), this project covers an area larger than any of the others. It is this residential stretch along the expressway that we will look at this week.


Getting there

From Sector 18 market of Noida reach Amity Chowk and turn right. Currently you have to wade through a traffic bottleneck to reach the expressway from Sector 18 market, but when all the under-construction flyovers are complete, access will get easier. Talking of access, this expressway will be Wi-Fi enabled. From Delhi one can reach the expressway via Kalindi Kunj or via the Delhi-UP Link Road which runs parallel to Mayur Vihar and sector 15 A of Noida.

While the institutional area is clearly visible from this expressway, the other side of the road seems to hold nothing but trees. You will have to get on to the service lanes to even see the site. For any enquiries, however, you will have to go to the Unitech office in Sector 18, as the site office is not functional yet. The sector roads are up though construction has not started yet.


On offer

In all about 5,300 dwelling units would come up in this development. The project would be developed in four phases over seven years. The first phase of the project was launched in June 2007. What will eventually become the block 3, this phase of development offered about 670 units. Only 40 per cent of these have been sold yet. These are due for delivery in about 38 months, i.e., around Diwali time, 2010.

The basic offering starts at 2,120 sq ft. It is a three-bedroom unit and as far as apartments go, the highest would be a four-bedroom unit with two servant’s quarters. There would also be penthouses. In between is a large enough range that offers options of larger rooms, balconies, terraces, and servant’s quarters. Some apartments would come equipped with ‘sky gardens’, which would have a personal lounge pool.

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The highlight of this township would be a 9-hole golf course, which is more likely to cater to recreational needs rather than hosting major international events. This would take up around 90 acres and there would also be themed, landscaped gardens over about 100 acres. There would also be hotels, habitat centre bedsides the usual club and pool facilities. Add up all the other open areas and the project claims an open area of about 93 per cent. Of course the high-rise towers that would come up here compensate that. There would be eight tower blocks and four gateway tower blocks.

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Old December 22nd, 2007, 04:41 PM   #36
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First, a new rendering of the signature tower:


The same rendering above, but showing some more towers, from the 6 July Delhi edition of Hindustan Times



Also, here's a news report from NDTV on the unveiling by Unitech of this project:

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A long awaited update! Courtesy SSC India forum IndiansUnite

Unitech launches two residential towers
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Sun, Apr 6 06:48 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Unitech Ltd, one of India's real estate giants, announced the launch of Aqua and Terra - two of the tallest towers of its grand residential project - at a Derby event at the Delhi Race Club here Sunday.

The two towers will be a part of the Unitech Grande, which will come up close to the Noida Expressway and would be spread over 347 acres. The company claims that the two towers would be highest residential buildings in the National Capital Region (NCR).

'Terra and Aqua cater to a fast emerging urbane India. They symbolise panache, opulence and grandeur beyond imagination,' Sanjay Chandra, managing director of Unitech Ltd, said in a press statement.

According to company officials, the size of the apartments in Terra will range from 4,723 square feet to 11,067 square feet, with the choice of simplex, duplex and triplex apartments. In Aqua, the apartments will range from 4,800 square feet to 11,125 square feet.

The Derby event - Unitech Shining Stakes - was hosted by Bollywood's comedy man Sajid Khan and saw a rendezvous of the city's high-profile people, the fashion aficionados and racing enthusiasts. The event was one of the biggest Derby shows in Delhi with the highest stake of Rs.2.5 million.

The event culminated with a fashion show by designer Preeti Chandra, who showcased her spring-summer collection 2008 titled 'Mood Board'. Models sashayed across the ramp clad in sleek and chic shift dresses in Indian textiles tastefully cut to western silhouettes.
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So as not to elongate the above post, here's a 180 deg pan of the Grande site taken from an interactive virtual map on Unitech's website:


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Old April 10th, 2008, 08:13 PM   #39
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wow, awesome project....all these towers are wonderful!!
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I love it. Amazing project
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