Wadala Tower by Green Bird – Parinee Developers Pvt Ltd.
Project Completion Time: Under Design Stage
Project Location: Wadala, Mumbai,India
Area (sq): Approx. ~495,000 m
Wadala tower is the tallest mix-use tower in the world, designed by world renowned architect James Law of James Law Cybertecture International. Wadala Tower is a 21st century ultra-futuristic “Cybertecture” skyscraper situated in the heart of India. The design concept of this super high-rise tower is driven by a strong image of Indian Snakes. The tower targets to serve a diverse group of potential clients with the provision of shopping mall, services apartment, hotel and office use with 360 degree of breathtaking view.
The 1000m tower is a dynamic twisting form generated by twisting floor plates. Each floor plate is rotated slightly at 5 degree continuously upwards in order to create the dynamic and fluidity of the tower. On the other hand, large and luxurious terraces are also created by the rotating floor plates. The stepped terraces can prove to be the best place on world for extraordinary views and social interaction. Although the skyscraper is the tallest in the world, its proportion is made to be slender and elegant through a series of sophisticated and thoughtful design processes. The tower can be conceived as a whole regardless of different uses as the twisting shopping mall is merged into the tower part, which is completely different from the conventional high-rise building where podium and the tower usually did not match with each other.
Wadala Tower is targeted to be one of the most environmental friendly towers. With the provision of greenery, wind turbines and waterfall, a sustainable environment for apartment residents, hotel users and office workers is introduced. A vertical urban forest is created by the twisting terraces with massive amount of vegetation which could reduce carbon emissions. A grand waterfall along the core is not just for aesthetic purposes only but also helps to reduce the heat gain of the tower.
The dynamic composition of the diagrid facade system is inspired by the various skin textures and pattern of snakes. Different size and density of the diagrid create a magnificent layering visual effect.