the architects who gave Singapore and the world the finest green high-rises were roped in for NCP (New Cuffe Parade).
Please give us an overview about your upcoming project?
Lodha Codename is set in Mumbai’s true city center- New Cuffe Parade. The development offers an integrated lifestyle in a self-contained 23-acre green development with landscaped gardens, a world-class clubhouse, ICSE School, iconic commercial tower, retail plaza and an array of fine dining options.
The project is inspired by the evolved lifestyle of Singapore with homes intelligently designed with contemporary ‘breathing architecture’. It is situated in a decongestant and well-connected location which is just 20 minutes away from the business and cultural hubs of Bandra Kurla Complex and South Bombay providing much-needed relief from never-ending commutes to their workplace.
We would also like to highlight the fact that all the above mentioned amenities are at a fraction of what you would end up paying in coveted neighborhoods like South Bombay or Bandra Kurla Complex.
As many developers and builders are shifting towards Green projects in order to save the environment, what is your take on that?
Green projects are the way forward as sustainable living makes the future of residents and projects secure. The customers expect developers to follow guidelines prescribed by government. As developers, we understand the importance of environment and it’s imperative that we take keen interest in improving its condition.
Today people are ready to invest for better lifestyle and the reason they are asking for various amenities and facilities including green and cool environment. How are you fulfilling the demands of the people?
NCP has been envisioned keeping in mind all the current problems which Mumbaikars face, it is our attempt to contribute to living ‘life as it should be’. Many factors are taken into consideration before addressing the lifestyle aspects of any project and each project has its specialties for example, the inclusion of various amenities like landscaped gardens, organic farms, pet play zones, world class cricket centers with professional support, clubhouses etc. We have noticed that people are willing to pay extra premium for world class facilities. Hence, we strive and deliver the best.
Share with us some more details about your Green Living projects?
A unique and remarkable style of architecture called 'breathing architecture' has been incorporated in NCP, in this architecture(patented) the residences are detached from each other, each naturally ventilated with three sides open for healthy air circulation and sunlight. Select towers have vertical gardens on every floor all the way up, and a central atrium for fresh air and sunlight. There are private garden residences in every tower, complete with a Frangipani tree. We have multi-utility greens and gardens in the form of a greenhouse coming up which will double up as a tea shack, there will also be an organic farm and an herb garden. There is also a colonnade which is a covered space connecting all the buildings in the project and doubling up an elevated garden and a jogging track.
Let us know about the biggest role of the architect while planning the green living projects?
Architects are like the wizards, the beauty and ambiance of any project entirely depends on how elegantly they can wield their wands. In green living projects, the role of architects is more paramount as they have to fuse and accentuate nature. Sticking to this core idea, WOHA, the architects who gave Singapore and the world the finest green high-rises were roped in for NCP (New Cuffe Parade).
Do you get the innovative ideas for your projects through international projects or can we say that even India is not far behind when it comes to innovations. What is your say on this?
We do keep an eye on latest trends across the globe. But incorporating any such idea is generally filled with many constraints, so, we try creating something which suits the projects without tapering down high quality standards.