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Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central
Bmr Grand Central

Project Work Status: Completed Projects

Area: 2400 Sq M

Project Completed: 2012

The office of BMR Advisors has emerged out of the resurrection of an existing warehouse structure in the now new business node of Parel. The project offers a contemporary interpretation while responding to its historic context. The building is clad with stone to resonate with its surrounding & a double height glass facade for the entrance to maximize day light. The building is partly capped by a tensile roof-over the roof top dining facility which also acts as a thermal shield for the building thereby minimizing cooling loads.

One enters through a light filled double height glazed spine that also brings / draws natural day light into the two levels of the office thereby minimizing the use of artificial lighting & energy. The spine terminates in a tiered amphitheatre training room. The business centre & staff offices at the upper level are linked to the spine by a dramatic interconnecting stairs at either ends. The meeting rooms of the business centre have access to a private terrace. Parallel to the spine & along the opposite edge are the cabins for the partners, the in-between space is occupied by the open office for the staff spread over 2 levels - ground & mezzanine. The false ceiling has been kept to a minimum essentially to cover utility lines in order to enjoy the 14' 0' height at each level.

At the heart of the office is a large ficus tree under a skylight forming the knowledge centre - the Library, evocative / reminiscent of a "guru" seated beneath a tree while imparting knowledge to his "Shishyas". The effort is to create a regionally sensitive interior environment while simultaneously engaging with the universal aspirations of contemporary global modernism.

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