Update: I've added a better rendering to the first post, from MQA Architects (Mandviwala Qutub & Associates)
Could this be one of them or is this a new design of the project? The design of this tower doesn't match any of the tower footprints in the layout.Jai said:Orchid Heights will contain a 250 room super luxury hotel, 50 long stay suites, 55 long lease apartments and 100,000 sq. ft. shopping arcade for luxury high-end boutiques in the podium. The project also contains other highrises whose designs are not yet released.
This project is back on there website, and yes the above render is probably the official one. They've moved it to the "On going" section of there website so construction should start soon. They also have a larger render of the above one on their website.Could this be one of them or is this a new design of the project? The design of this tower doesn't match any of the tower footprints in the layout.
from their website:
Yeah I noticed that. They just filed a prospectus for an ipo, so they're going to use all that capital to build their new projects.(btw, DB Realty has a whole stack of new projects, but don't have renders yet)
Orchid Heights, Jacob Circle, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Land Area (in square feet): 210,359
Proposed Saleable Area (in square feet):622,354
Proposed Developable Area (in square feet):2,743,945
Development Start Date: November 2009
Expected Completion Date: March 2013
Total Estimated Cost (Rs. in million): 5,064.54
Cost incurred as of September 24,2009(Rs. in million):1,233.70
Mumbai: Even as city developers like SD Corporation and IndiaBulls vie with each other to construct the tallest building, work is quietly underway on India's tallest residential building at Jacob Circle in Mahalaxmi.
Every day for the past few weeks, hundreds of construction workers have been descending scaffolding staircases to excavate the foundation and build the steel columns that would form the base of Orchid Heights, a pair of 80-storey residential buildings (approximately 300 metres high) being constructed by DB Realty.
Spread across 6 acres, the buildings, to be developed in the premises of the defunct Pidilite Industries, will have 3.5 acres reserved for a garden and amenities such as gymnasium, swimming pool, and spa for the 150-plus 4-BHK and 6-BHK flats of 3,250 sq ft and above.
With permissions in place to construct up to 60 storeys, the developer today launched sales with a special offer of Rs20,000 per sq ft, with two free car parking slots and no floor rise (increase in rate per sq feet for higher floors) till the 36th floor. The first 18 levels are reserved for car park and other amenities.
The building will have six guest elevators, two 'servant' elevators, and four personalised elevators that will open directly in the apartments.
"We believe in giving products that are not only exclusive but also ensure privacy for our customers. That's why the plan is such that the elevators open directly into the living room," said Nabil Patel, director of DB Realty.
Post the special pre-sale offer, the rates will be hiked to Rs25,000 per sq ft, while car park slots will cost Rs10 lakh. To dissuade investors, the developer has kept a 2-year lock-in period, during which the buyer cannot sell the flat.
Excellent news - 300 mts + - now lets only hope they dont drop the height as time progresses.Folks, these twins are under construction and will be supertalls! Check this article out -
A 6-bhk on the 80th floor, anyone?
Catch line!!!! I guess they havn't yet received permission for full 80 floors. Lets just hold on the champagne for a while.With permissions in place to construct up to 60 storeys, the developer today launched sales with a special offer of Rs20,000 per sq ft, with two free car parking slots and no floor rise (increase in rate per sq feet for higher floors) till the 36th floor.
Perhaps also designed by Hafeez Contractor?
Here's a clearer one from the original sized adtried enlarging the rendering to get a better idea of what the new design looks like
Hi Bhargav. Its actually fairly common in Singapore, KL and Jakarta. The lifts are access controlled. So residents can push only their own floor button in the elevator. Visitors need to be buzzed in by the resident so they first need to call up to the apartment and then the resident can give them lift access from their intercom inside the hoiuse. The visitor once again will be unable to press any other level other than the one that they have been buzzed in from.How does the concept of elevator opening in an apartment work? Anyone with familiarity?