Kohinoor Towers in Mumbai, India. Courtesy gkkworks/SSA.
Thornton Tomasetti provided structural engineering services for Tower A of the Kohinoor Square development located in the Shivaji Park District of Mumbai. At 203 meters tall, the building has been certified by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) as the tallest commercial tower in India. It houses a luxury hotel, Class-A offices and high-end shopping and dining. The structure and shaping were based on extensive wind load studies and comprise a concrete core and post-tensioned concrete slab and spandrel beams. “Kohinoor,” the name of the largest diamond in the world, inspired the design team to wrap the core of the building in black stone, symbolizing the rock material within which diamonds are found and emphasizing the core’s strength.
Thornton Tomasetti also provided building skin consulting for the development. The façade system consists of faceted unitized aluminum curtain walls with provisions for double facades on portions of the tower. The podium features custom point-supported glazing on specialty steel trusses.
Pursuing LEED Gold certification, the building offers 15 landscaped sky gardens, more than a dozen terraces, vegetated wall systems, low-flow faucets and dual-flush toilets.
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