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The Imperial Towers II

Mumbai, India
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The Imperial II ,Mumbai

The Imperial II is a twin-tower residential skyscraper complex in Mumbai that is one of the tallest completed buildings in India. Designed by Hafeez Contractor, the Imperial is built on former slum land in Tardeo, South Mumbai and is perhaps Contractor's most recognizable project to date. The project's use of the modern urban redevelopment model in which the building firm provides free land and rehabilitation to slum dwellers in exchange for rights for property development was the first implementation of this model on a large scale. The project is an example of success in the redevelopment of slum and cotton mill land across the city and across India as a whole.

The towers' structure utilizes a flat slab design which gives flexibility to change the interior layouts of the units if desired by the occupants as well as provide a faster construction schedule. The lack of peripheral beams allows for maximum window heights. To express the vertical of the towers, the window glazing is fragmented from floor-to-floor at the lower levels, changing to double-height glazing higher up the elevation, eventually continuing up into the crown.

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vikas, October 19th, 2019
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