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Old April 19th, 2008, 07:49 AM   #1
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NOIDA Sec-96 | Unitech Golf & Country Club | Multiple towers - 20 to 45 fl | U/C

August 2010 EDIT: The project has been renamed to Unitech Golf & Country Club from Unitech Grande. Please see Page 3 for the latest details/renders of the project


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Unitech Grande, Noida, India



Located in Noida, one of the commercial hubs and one of several future CBDs of India's National Capital Region (NCR = Delhi, New Delhi and nodal cities), Unitech Group recently announced what will be the highest skyscraper in the NCR, Unitech Grande.



Noida is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Conceived as a one of several greenfield metropolitan nodes that would focus the development of both Old and New Dehli, it features world-class infrastructure designed to support support high-capacity residential and commercial development. The eventual plan by 2015 is to have a fully modern central business district comprising commercial skyscrapers around at least one supertall -- one of several CBD nodal cities (which also includes Faridabad, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad.)


Unitech is one of India's largest builders, and continually have churned out world-class buildings with a cutting-edge architecture that is designed to be a modern take on traditional Indian architecture, even to the point of being designed to adhere to ancient Vaastu principals. Their towers, like those of all developers in India, continue to grow taller and taller with each project. It's expected that their Mumbai project on mill-land redevelopments will be even taller still.


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Unitech Grande is located in a sub-section of Noida called "Express City." In 2006 Unitech purchased the property that would later become Unitech Grande after intense bidding in what was then India's biggest land deal (in only one year since then, this record surpassed by a factor of several tens larger.)

Unitech Grande comprises over 80 highrises that surround a park and golf course. The tallest at 50 stories, and 5 in the 40 storey range that act as peaks in the string of buildings.



^ Note the currently vacant plots around the area. Only 2 years ago this was all farmland.

At this point, information on names and actual sizes of the buildings is sketchy, as information as of this point has only gone out to realtors. Unitech doesn't even deign to advertise The real estate boom is as such in India that all of their projects are sold out months before even ground breaking, solely through realtors.

Here are some pics of the project. Sorry for the quality of the pics, but they came from a movie walkthrough of the project




^ Unitech Grande viewed from the Noida Expressway. Two buildings of 45 and 35 stories act as gateways at both ends of the project.


^ A view of the clubhouse and golf course that runs the length in the valley between the two rows of buildings.




^ You can see how the buildings ring the golf course. The taller skyscrapers you see here range from 35-48 stories. The towers will use a bluish tint glass.


^ Continuing to 'pan backwards' the last pic so that the towers of the previous pic are now in the far end of the valley, you can see the taller center towers come into view. Part of the 50 storey skyscraper with its beautiful facade can be seen on the left hand side.


^ Panning further backwards we can see the 50 storey tower in all its glory


^ A view of the same area panning backwards during the sunset. Note the club on the right hand side.






^ Zooming in close and circling the 50 storey tower. Notice How it is made of three sections. The many rooms have their own balcony-pool.


^ The central skyscraper at night.



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edit- added later, some additional images:
















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Unitech Grande is a sign of Indian things to come

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Old April 19th, 2008, 07:50 AM   #2
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Some updates from the international thread

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Here are some more renderings from a brochure. There will be 7 towers in the first phase of this project. :

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Link to 110 mb PDF brochure

List of architects involved
Calisson LLC
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List of landscapers involved
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Old April 19th, 2008, 07:51 AM   #3
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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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(Click the above for an even higher res image)

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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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40 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 April 19th, 2008, 07:53 AM   #4
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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

AS GRAND AS IT GETS

Alok Singh
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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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

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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Wonderful and stunning!

Very Dubai like & will be an interesting edition to the NCR area.

They should build some of these towers in Mumbai hehehe.
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This is really one gigantic project. Can't believe it's happening in India
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Cheers Jai

I am trying to get some people from Noida to join the forum so that we can get some regular updates.
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We are at 'site prep' already. watch out for this one. will go up pretty fast. its in the dead centre of NCR transit area.
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Grande walkthrough video - this is the same video from which we got the first renderings of the project

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http://www.unitechgroup.com/company/grande.pdf

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The unique feature of the Grande’s majestic skyline will be the 8 iconic towers and the 4 gateway towers which will have between 36 and 45 floors. Every tower in the project will be unique, and in an effort
to bring further uniqueness, style and a touch of competitive edge to the project, Unitech have allotted the design of the towers to different firms. Each renowned international architectural firm will design a pair of the iconic towers. This is expected to bring out the best contemporary designs
from the firms as each tries to outdo the other.
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sometimes I wonder what will happen to Unitech grande if the International Airport at Jewar is officially passed. I think building heights may be reduced and it may loose its charm.
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sometimes I wonder what will happen to Unitech grande if the International Airport at Jewar is officially passed. I think building heights may be reduced and it may loose its charm.
The airport site is roughly 50kms south of Noida. Its approval shouldn't affect the project.
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woah, wouldnt 60 floors pretty much be india's tallest building??
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woah, wouldnt 60 floors pretty much be india's tallest building??
Not at all. There are many 60F+ planned/under construction all over Mumbai.
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I went to Noida on the 19th. While coming back to Delhi, I visited the Grande site along the Noida-Gr. Noida expressway.

I saw some unitech boards from the service lane and walked across to the site from there. Sorry to disappoint you folks but there was no work going on at the site.




looking to the left-



looking to the right
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I walked a bit to the left side and saw some barricades. Since the site is pretty big in size, could that be the place where the 1st phase of the project is u/c?



recently laid 6-8 laned road right next to the site-

^ That's the southbound side of the road

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