In a significant development, Shivalik Developers, an Ahmedabad-based real estate firm, has received approval for the construction of Gujarat International Finance Tec-City’s (GIFT City) inaugural “twisted” building, christened “Curv.” This groundbreaking project, estimated to cost Rs 700 crore, is set to redefine the architectural landscape of the region.
“Curv” will soar to 32 floors, making it a prominent addition to GIFT City’s skyline. Taral Shah, Managing Director of Shivalik Developers, revealed, “This will be GIFT City’s first twisted landmark and built in the Domestic Tariff Area (DTA). It will have about a million square feet of commercial spaces, where the ground level will be retail, and the remaining 32 floors will consist of office spaces.”
The project has received the green light from GIFT City authorities and has also obtained approval from the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). Construction is set to commence within the next two months. Shah further explained that this marks Shivalik Developers ’first commercial venture in GIFT City, offering office spaces at a rate of Rs 7,000 per square foot.
The innovative design of “Curv” is a creation of INI Design Studio, renowned for its work on architectural marvels like the Gateway Towers in Dubai, the World Trade Centre under construction at GIFT City, the Surat Diamond Bourse, and the redevelopment of ghats along the Ganga River in Varanasi. The distinctive feature of the building is its twisted columns on each floor, lending the structure its unique shape. Additionally, a 300-foot atrium will provide a central open space, allowing occupants on all levels to view the ground floor from their respective passageways. Notably, “Curv” will prioritise sustainability, aiming to be a green building, and will feature nine high-speed elevators.
The twisted building is slated to be located approximately 200 meters from the lone, under-construction Metro Railway station within GIFT City.