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Old August 16th, 2008, 09:37 AM   #81
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The design is interesting.

What a lot of good projects that are u/c nowadays!
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Old August 27th, 2008, 07:54 AM   #82
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World’s largest green financial district planned
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A unique ’green building’ experiment is underway to create he world’s largest international financial center and one of India’s biggest ever infrastructure projects. The Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) will occupy a green field site of more than 500 acres in the rapidly developing state of Gujarat in India. It is slated to be the world’s largest international financial services center and IT hub when it is completed in 2017.

This landmark project is an attempt to harness the growth and ambition of India, and direct it toward a concentrated urban setting as the focal point for the future development of the country.

In addition to hosting advanced ICT (information and communications technologies) systems, GIFT will function as an environmentally friendly eco-city, incorporating renewable energy sources like solar power, energy-efficient intelligent buildings and district cooling.

ABB, a world leader in power and automation technologies, was selected by Fairwood India, the project management consultants for GIFT, to design a complete power distribution system for the entire city to international benchmark levels of grid reliability, power quality and energy efficiency.

GIFT will have 104 million sq. ft. of built-up area, largely dedicated towards offices, in a concentrated high-rise setting that will be visually stunning as well as efficient and convenient to live in. The project is in its final pre-construction stages, and work on the ground has begun.

The site consists of about 100 million square feet of commercial and residential floor space, including an 80-storey signature building known as Diamond Tower. The center will dwarf comparable financial districts like London’s Docklands, Shanghai’s Pudong and Tokyo’s Shinjuku.

GIFT is located midway between Gujarat’s two most important cities, Ahmedabad (India’s seventh largest city) and Gandhinagar, and will be linked to both by expressways and mass transit railway systems. The massive development is expected to provide employment for around 500,000 people and homes for about 50,000.

Only 250 of the allotted 500 acres will be developed initially. The total project, including the townships, will be developed over the next 20 years, but the project’s core will lie in the first 250 acres.


Green Building in India

Sustainable urban development is now a key focus of the construction industry in India, with the industry hitting a boom phase. The Indian real estate sector is growing at an estimated 30% and is expected to be worth US $50 billion by 2010.

Increasingly, developers are incorporating energy efficiency and environmentally friendly systems and processes into their buildings, realizing savings of 40-50% in energy costs and similar reductions in water consumption.

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) estimates the demand for green building materials and equipment will reach US$4 billion per annum by 2010. Despite the growth there are significant barriers to building green, including the increased costs and design and construction skills required. Although architects have been adopting green principles, a widespread, integrated and holistic approach towards construction of green buildings is still in its early stages.

Projects like GIFT will do much to stimulate this component of the Indian economy.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 02:08 PM   #83
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Some new renderings of the skyline of the GIFT I








And now the bridges.....

First, the "Living Bridge"
















and the "Signature Bridge"







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Old August 30th, 2009, 03:12 PM   #84
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Holy crap! Can't believe I've never seen this one before.
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Old October 9th, 2010, 09:03 PM   #85
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Has work started on this project as yet??

It would be super-fantastic to see this off the ground and successful!
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Old January 16th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #86
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Yes! GIFT is on!!! Cross-posting from the Indian thread

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Great find!

Have ripped a few pics from it:

Actual photos of the site!





Accurate Site Plan


Also, the artificial water body that was called "Dream River" in the earlier presentations has been changed to "Samruddhi Sarovar", looks like some of the major roads in GIFT are proposed to be called "Udyan Path", "Samruddhi Marg", "Astha Marg", "Gyan Marg" etc. I quite like it, just that I wish the city itself was named in a similar manner!
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Old January 16th, 2011, 11:46 PM   #87
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Very Nice!!! When will they start construction on the buildings????
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Old August 11th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #88
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^It already has -

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Old August 12th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #89
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Wow, this is exciting! I thought this project was gone for good.
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Old November 20th, 2011, 06:55 AM   #90
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More updates :
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Old November 20th, 2011, 07:00 AM   #91
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Latest pics :-

They have added one more crane; there are now three. I dont think it is for a third tower, one of the towers must now have two cranes.



One of the tower seems to have reached the 4th or 5th floor level. I took this pic from atop a small hilltop. So we can see only the top floor of the tower.





A radio tower, it seems.



This must be their soil quarry. Number of trucks were going around carrying soil.



The road leading to the city.



They have connected the city to the NH 8 by a narrow road. So now it has two approaches.

In the last update the tower had reached ground level. That was in mid September. Now it is 5 storeys high in 2 months. Comes out to approx. 10-12 days per floor. The 30 storey tower should take another 250-300 days i.e. 8-10 months. Also they have added 1 more crane to speed up the work. It could be ready by Oct-Nov 2012 barring any obstacles.

This ensures that the project is more or less on schedule.

Good progress
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Old June 18th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #92
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cross posting from the main gift thread...

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Recently uploaded onto flickr, says they were taken yesterday.



To me, it looks like

QC1: 17 floors completed, working on 18th, started on 19th
QC2: 9 floors completed, working on 10th
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Old June 18th, 2012, 11:18 AM   #93
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What a wonderful project.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 02:34 AM   #94
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Some more updates from the Indian section

First 2 buildings T/O
  • QC1 in Sept
  • QC2 in Oct

Renders

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QC1 (built by L&T of India)


QC2 (built by ANC of Dubai)
Site photographs @ Oct 22nd cc SSCI member Gift_ed

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QC1

QC2
The Indian State of Gujarat is due to hold an international investment summit in January 2013, these first two towers will be a starting point for the GIFT City project overall.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 02:35 AM   #95
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Interior views of QC2
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High-end commercial tower situated at the strategic entry point to Gujarat International Financial Tec-City (GIFT City), India.

The proposed commercial tower for Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) being the first high rise building within the State of Gujarat, BSBG was given the task of not only designing an efficient building, but a world class building that attracts international companies to do business.

Key Features
  • Landmark Project for the State of Gujarat
  • 122m high
  • Once completed will be the tallest building in the State of Gujarat
  • Advanced MEP systems & controls







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Old October 29th, 2012, 02:36 AM   #96
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Old October 29th, 2012, 02:39 AM   #97
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Inspiration for these designs comes from intricate latticework known as Sidi Saiyyed ni Jali, which also features on the logo of the nearby Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, which is Indias leading Management institute.

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The taller iconic buildings near the river, ie Diamond Tower, Gateway Towers etc are all still unchanged, however, as one may expect for a project centred around International Finance, 2007/08 wasnt exactly the best timing! Glad to say it appears as though the project is now back on track. Some of the changes to the plans posted by Jai earlier can be seen in this project presentation link (pdf) 17.7MB

Beyond the first 2 towers, here is a summary of Phase I: 2013-2015

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Old January 9th, 2013, 04:13 PM   #99
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Some recent updates from SSC-India

cc Rushabh Gandhi

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Some more from DeshGujarat

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  • Formal inauguration 10th January 2013
  • Tenants expected to take occupancy in April
  • Foundation stone for exhibition centre (see prev) post to be laid on same day
  • Hotel and School also to start construction soon
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Old January 10th, 2013, 03:28 AM   #100
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one of the most amazing urban developments in the world without any doubt!
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