Comprising townhouses and high-rise residential towers, this 25-acre development will boast the tallest residential tower in North India, the 50-storey Victory Tower.
Located in the agricultural outskirts of Delhi, Gurgaon is transforming into a metropolis. With developments taking over productive farmland, the project seeks to encourage landscape replenishment through gardening in high-rise residential living. Existing farm grids were mapped as planning formulations onto the site and extruded based on the programmatic brief requirements to become ‘vertical residential farmlands’. Further integrating the landscape, an abstracted graphic representation of the rhythm of modern urban life in India was combined with that of the nearby Aravalli Mountain Range. The resulting profile breaks the monotony of regular high-rises and undulates organically with a rigour resonant of its vibrant, evolving context.
Extruded agricultural land plots form a mosaic of roof gardens and extruded rectangular plot rows form planter boxes at every residential unit. As a way of giving back, the total area of the planter boxes is planned to equate to the farmland area overtaken by the development.
Appearing throughout the development are ‘tree columns’, structures influenced by ornate columns in Indian temples that comprise shrubs and trees elevated by column structures from the ground to the rooftops. They enable tree planting at high levels, extending and celebrating the floating landscapes in the sky. They are often marked on the ground by ornate Jhula swings, which evoke memories that heighten the contextual landscape experience. Different tower and mid-riser heights cater to deeper planting pits for trees at the rooftop, contributing to the overall undulating profile. The undulation extends to the contoured Valley, which contrasts with the high-rise nature of the development to incorporate a naturalistic sense of scale.