This 1.5 million sq. ft. Mall is designed to meet LEED Gold standards, including other energy-reduction measures. The Park is located next to a metro station and will include 3 basements plus 6 levels of retail. Cost of Operation is reduced by the use of high COP chillers, efficient use of heat recovery systems, and on-site generation of solar power. BIM is implemented from day one – LOD 100. 100% accurate height clearance given at Schematic Stage (LOD 200). 100% coordinated model between Building Services & Structures is given at LOD 200. BIM is used to visualize incredible complex spatial puzzles and check the very fine construction tolerance involved. 90% reduction in redesign activities as all the relevant stakeholders was working on a synchronized model. Zero redesigns will be required during Construction. This structural system helps to reduce cost and construction time by efficiently using core and avoiding ductile reinforcement requirements for other structural members of the entire project.
Structures: The mall has 3 Basements and 5 floors with different occupancies such as a landscape area, retail space, a park on 3rd floor, and multiple theaters at the top level. The higher water table levels were observed on-site during the geotechnical investigation. MEP: The project was the development of a mall building. As the floor to floor to heights were 4.5 m the client wanted to understand the maximum false ceiling heights available in the corridor during the concept stage.
Structures: The mall had 13 major cores out of which 3 cores had the maximum number of MEP services running horizontally which would determine the false ceiling heights when these services entered the public areas. Based on the architectural Revit model a fully coordinated structural and MEP was modeled at these three cores. Based on the modeled services the achievable false ceiling heights were conveyed to the client. MEP: Each floor has different architectural intent with different floor-to-floor heights. The global and local structural systems were adopted to stabilize the structure along with the transfer systems to fulfill the architectural requirements. Subsoil drainage under the raft and footing was provided to control the water pressure acting on it.