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Old January 10th, 2013, 05:09 PM   #101
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This is an enormous project, I presume of (inter)national significance. Thanks for the pictures.

Shouldn't the title be updated to reflect it's under construction (U/C) rather than just being approved (APP)?
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Old January 11th, 2013, 05:08 AM   #103
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The first tower -"GIFT ONE" was inaugurated yesterday. 8 more towers are planned in the first phase which will complete by around early 2015...

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Old January 11th, 2013, 05:11 AM   #104
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Now the interiors.

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This is the proposed location of the Diamond Tower (to be built in phase 3)!
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GIFT is going to follow the same trajectory as dubai. 10 years from now- we're probably going to see comparison images similar to Dubai's rise
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This is an enormous project, I presume of (inter)national significance. Thanks for the pictures.

Shouldn't the title be updated to reflect it's under construction (U/C) rather than just being approved (APP)?
True that... MODS!! Change title to U/C Please!
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Old January 25th, 2013, 06:17 AM   #111
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Thanks deekshith for finding this.


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Old January 25th, 2013, 07:39 AM   #112
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Amazing development!
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Old January 25th, 2013, 10:03 AM   #114
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Again thanks to deekshith.
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Old December 12th, 2013, 02:22 PM   #115
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Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT), Ahmedabad, India



The Indian Skyscraper Race is ON.

This last year has been big for Indian architecture and development fans. A total of 7 megaprojects with supertall towers have been either approved or beginning construction (sadly, only a handful of them with renderings released), each of them vying to grab the coveted title of "India's Tallest Building."

But this latest project, located at Gandhinagar, the capital city of the über-industrial Indian state of Gujarat, and nearby the state's commercial capital of Ahmedabad, its a home-run hit deep to left field (or maybe I should try to speak in cricket terms... a deep sixer(??)) Why? Although it may not necessarily win the title of India's tallest building (not for long anyway), the project certainly has all the megaprojects made public beat in terms of sheer massing and scale.





^ Views of the CBD and skyline

Boasting 17 high rise commercial buildings -- the tallest being the signature 80-storey, 400m "Diamond Tower" -- as well as an artificial island, integrated mass transit and dedicated expressways, residential townships, and dedicated power supply, the 500 acre GIFT aims to be Global Financial Services hub. The project, is being developed by the Gujarat Finance City Development Company Ltd, a 50:50 joint venture between the Gujarat government and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) as a Public-Private partnership, will employ 400,000 people and house 50,000 residents.





^ Perspective and View of the GIFT skyline

Arguably India's most economically proactive and reform-minded state, Gujarat's second-tier metropolises have chafed under the shadow of nearby Maharashtra state's (and India's) financial capital of Mumbai. It is this rivalry that has triggered the rapid industrialization of the state and the vision and drive to try to directly compete with India's biggest city (though with a population of 5.7 million, the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar urban agglomeration is no slouch either.)



The Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, well placed between the political and commercial capitals of Gujarat, was conceived as the beginning of that competition. Designed to kick Mumbai in the FDI balls, GIFT is developed as India's first major supertall CBD project that is designed to be the focal point of India's booming financial services market -- in direct competition with Mumbai -- by providing companies with all those things Mumbai is still developing: comprehensive infrastructure, power, verticalized office space, and a well designed, planned and expandable urban form. Its strong proximity and infrastructure connectivity with Mumbai ensures that mutually beneficial development occurs between the two metros.





The project is being planned to be at or above par with presently acknowledged globally benchmarked financial centers such as Shinjuku (Tokyo), Lujiazui (Shanghai), La Defense (Paris) and Dockyards (London). Size-wise too, at over 75 million sq. feet of office space, it is almost twice as massive as in Shinjuku, Luijiazui, La Defense and Dockyards combined! However, with India's financial sector employing 10 million people by 2020, it hardly puts a dent in the 800 million sq feet of office space needed for this industry alone... implies what big things are in store for Indian commercial development in the near future!



^ View of the Diamond Tower

Inspired by the boom cities of China, the city is being masterplanned by East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (ECADI), which is responsible for planning much of Shanghai, and Fairwood Consultants India, one of India's largest and fastest growing consulting firms. According to Mr Yao Wen Lin, board chairman of ECADI, Gujarat International Finance Tec-City will be designed "to a standard that would be superior to one in Shanghai, China".



^ Riverfront recreational and greenspace development

GIFT is designed as an extremely environmentally friendly development that will have the lowest per capita energy consumption of any Indian metro. The project itself will boast an impressive green area covering 65% of the total land, in large part due to the number of skyscrapers. In addition, the area long the Sabarmati River's banks will be developed into a riverfront recreational area, complementing the riverfront developments planned for Ahmedabad. The project will also boast a museum, large conference center and gardens on the man made Fortune Island, where Diamond Tower is located. In addition to expressway linkages, GIFT will also boast underground arterial road, as well as MRTS/LRTS/BRTS connections and abundant parking.



Phase 1 of the project, which will begin construction in March, 2008 and to be completed by 2010, will consist of the 400m Diamond Tower and the core CBD of GIFT, comprising a total of 25.8 million sq ft. Already, 15 million sq ft. of the floorspace of this first phase has already been secured by a host of national and international companies, with MOUs for the other 10 million in the works. Two more phases will then be rolled out for an eventual 2017 completion date.










Exciting times for the Indian architecture enthusiast indeed!

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Thanks to SSC India members Indiansunite and Euromast for the help in compiling all the information!

Another great efforts..Really Hats-Off....!

We get a various Online News and the hottest ever is 'Gujarat and their development'.

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Old March 8th, 2014, 07:32 AM   #116
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GIFT City Gujarat Globally Named Green/New Infrastructure Project of the Year

Gujarat International Finance – Tec City or the GIFT City in Gujarat has got yet another award of Green/New infrastructure project of the year 2014.

CG/LA Infrastructure Inc. a US based a global market maker specializing in strategic infrastructure project identification, announced the name of world’s most prestigious infrastructure projects during ceremony at the 7th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum in New York City.

GIFT City was the only project from India which was nominated for the awards. The result of Green/New infrastructure project of the year ended up with a Tie between Lima Metro Line 3 in Peru and the GIFT city of Gujarat.

The winners are as follows:

Strategic Project of the Year:
North-South Corridor, Africa;

Job Creation Project of the Year:
North-South Corridor, Africa;

Green/New Infrastructure Project of the Year: (Tie)
Lima Metro Line 3, Peru;
Gujarat International Finance – Tec City, India;

Finance Project of the Year:
Umbulan Water Supply PPP Project, Indonesia;

Engineering Project of the Year:
Crossrail 2, United Kingdom;

The Global Infrastructure Leadership is a unique infrastructure marketplace designed to provide 400+ high-level executives from engineering, construction, technology firms, and investors with access to key decision makers from the public sector, multi-lateral development banks, and project sponsors from around the world.

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This will be a fantastic project - if it's actually all built. It was first announced in 2007, so one gets skeptical as the years go by. But, hopefully, now that some buildings are u/c, the rest will follow.
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Well, the project lost most of its momentum due to the GFC in 2008 immediately after it was launched. So the going was a bit slow.

But recently it is attracting some major MNCs and other financial institutions.

Here's a brief summation of the immediate investment being done in this project over the next couple of years. It'll include the construction of some new towers also...

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2) Global Insurance Services (India) Private Limited which will be developing a Skill Development & Training Centre (2 lakh sq ft) of insurance sector at a cost of Rs 100 crore.

3) State Bank of India is likely to set up a commercial tower at an estimated investment of Rs 150 crore.

4) iPlex which will occupy 4000 square feet of space in SEZ area of the project.

5) Tata Communications Limited which is developing a Rs 150 crore data centre.
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Some recent snaps of GIFT

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