Commercial development for Reliance in Gift City

GIFT is a future city destined to be one of India's showcase financial districts. The hub is spread across 886 acres and comprises of 67% commercial spaces of the total land use. The land use comprise of commercial towers within the SEZ processing zone. The financial district is conceptualized in the format of an SEZ along the banks of the Sabarmati River.

The commercial tower for Reliance Capital at GIFT city is proposed as a multi-tenanted flexible office block. The G+23 tower is integrated at its base with the immediate urban context through a transient double height lobby. The reception space is proposed with a dual interface opening up both to the street front as well as the common expansive landscape zone at the rear. This allows users and pedestrians a free flow to the adjacent commercial blocks and social plazas within the landscape pockets. As an attempt to infuse more public activity at the lower levels, the cafeteria and the business lounge is proposed adjacent to the main reception. A fully equipped business centre is proposed at the first floor.

The average typical floor plate is 1500 sq.m and allows divisibility for multiple tenants. The longer facades are oriented towards north and south with the open offices enjoying a majority of the north face. This minimizes the heat gain from west and south. Further the east and the west facade is fragmented through interplay of pixilated terraces. Theses terraces are extensions of the office and could serve as a highly energized semi-open space for the users. The terraces self-shade the building in the west and the east enhancing the passive design and energy performance.