Located in Shivaji Park District of Mumbai, the Kohinoor Tower provides 2,020,000 SF of commercial office and retail space. The space program and building height restriction led to a series of low, mid and high rise buildings over a glass atrium, creating clarity between building massing. The source of inspiration for the design concept is Kohinoor itself. “Kohinoor” means mountain of light in Hindi, and is also the name of the largest diamond in the world. The Kohinoor Towers’ design objective challenges the typical glass office building by abstracting the patterns created by geometry of the diamond and triangulation. The triangular shapes are layered onto the building’s mass through clearly defined planes and opposites: void and solid, opacity and transparency. The tower core is wrapped in black stone symbolizing the rock material within which diamonds are found. The black stone emphasizes the core’s strength while creating a contrast with the translucent glass and light.
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