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Maison Edouard François Designs Luxurious Skyscraper Trio in India

Maison Edouard François Designs Luxurious Skyscraper Trio in India
Maison Edouard François Designs Luxurious Skyscraper Trio in India, © Luxigon
© Luxigon

Sector 66 of Gurgaon, India will be the site of Maison Edouard François’ newest project: a massive luxury complex crowned by three stainless steel-clad skyscrapers. Given over entirely to opulence, Guragon 66 will house a hotel, a multiplex cinema, and an apartment complex. Yet its most defining feature may be its shopping mall, which covers most of the ground floor. This glass-canopied commercial center will host internationally known brands, such as Fendi and Chanel, in independent marble buildings within the main structure. 

These shopping "embassies" will be grouped along the mall axis in a manner resembling a traditional European neighborhood. At the same time, the roofs of the shops will be utilized as restaurant space, and will be connected to each other by elevated footbridges. This is intended to create a unique, multi-level promenade which the architects describe as "an exterior landscape that is air-conditioned and unified beneath the glass canopy of the mall."

Shopping center interior. Image © Luxigon
Shopping center interior. Image © Luxigon

The lower portions of the complex’s towers will provide space for residential areas and a hotel. The top of each tower will be more devoted to public features such as pools, gardens, and bars, connected via misted suspension bridges between towers.

© Luxigon
© Luxigon

When built, Gurgaon 66 will be the first LEED Platinum-certified building in India.


Cite: Connor Walker. "Maison Edouard François Designs Luxurious Skyscraper Trio in India" 19 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/498204/maison-edouard-francois-designs-luxurious-skyscraper-trio-in-india/>
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