The Mall was to be an attraction for locals and tourists alike in the historic city of Udaipur. Its facilities included international retail, entertainment, hypermarket, food court, restaurants, spa, gymnasium and a Haat to host a variety of artefacts.
The Mall is five floors of retail and entertainment and two floors of basement parking with multiple atriums. There are 26 water bodies and cascading fountains within the premises that enrich this unique retail experience. Inspired by traditional palace architecture of the Mewar region, it is an intricately carved structure with imposing domes. As we wanted to avoid the use of glass and aluminium panels in its external facades, both of which are inappropriate to the climate and are energy guzzlers, using the contextual architectural elements of the building facade such as niches and relief work which fit as proper pieces of puzzles.
The project sets an example of responsible architecture leading from the front the green mall movement in the country. It is intended to become the viable role model for the emerging retail malls in India.