3XN has unveiled Grove Towers, its residential and mixed use project inspired by the Indian nature and Mumbai's mangroves.
"With this design for Grove Towers, we wanted to create something special for Mumbaikars and Ornate Spaces," commented Kim Herforth Nielsen, Principal and Creative Director for 3XN. "Each time I visit, I am overwhelmed at how much I see the strength of community in all aspects of Indian life. I want this to be a vertical community that brings people together, and becomes a setting for growth and life."
Just as clusters of mangrove stalks seemingly braid together at the base, the two towers in this mixed use development converge at the lower retail floors, rising up to provide amenity spaces on the podium; and grow into the sky as a cluster of slender trees providing some of Mumbai's most thoughtfully laid out residential accommodation. Each unit features views in at least two directions, many of which look out towards the mangroves to the North, and Indian Ocean to the West.
In addition the project is an example of integrating GXN, 3XN's Innovation Unit in the design process. Their involvement in the design for the façade significantly reduces direct solar gain, maximizes natural ventilation and aims for LEED Gold certification. With over 2500 m2 of vertical gardens, the building lowers CO2 in Mumbai's humid and congested environment, cleaning the air around it.