India is the seventh largest country in the world and the second most populated democracy becoming one of the largest economies. Its the world’s eleventh largest by nominal GDP and the third largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). Given its market based economy reformes in 1991, India placed itself on the run for the fastest-growing major economies. Its expected that its GDP is to grow at an annual average of 8%, making it potencially the world’s fastest-growing major economy by 2050. Key factors are a young and rapidly growing working-age populatition, a rapidly growing middle class which also sustains a growth of the consumer market. Mumbai’s choice for the project NaturalRise resides in the fact that it is the most populous city in India and fourth worldwide. Also its the the richest city in the country and has the highest GDP of any in the south, west or central Asia. The city has a tropical wet and dry climate with seven months of dryness and peak of rains in July. The cooler season from December to February is followed by the summer season from March to June. The average annual temperature is 27,2ºC. These conditions make possible the integration of a new conceptual project that would reflect the city prosperety and receptivity to the world for new and more ambitious developments. As the commercial and entertainment capital of India we developed a project that explores a new and more sustainable concept that relates to a place of this nature to express its message. The NaturalRise ideas are sustained by a new era need to reduce energy comsuption dependence and combine that with the need the human being has to relate himself with nature in order to have balance and a healthy life. Providing this as the core idea the building rises from the ground up, supported by an organical root like form as it materializes up into more rational defined shapes. Formally and functionally the building acts as a tree that supports life - human life. The organic shapes that form the roots and the interior core that sustain the building and support it are a symbol that hints a nature connection, with the rise of the natural ground vegetation to the last floors of the structure. The more rational and defined shapes form three towers that are attached to the natural central core. These three towers support the building main functions and the central organical shape that is attached with the three holds the green vertical leisure areas and water pools. The green areas that are a constant in every part of the building seek to provide a good air quality and to balance the temperature differences by creating micro-climates. The pools are based on a mecanism of waterfalls that produces energy at the same time they sustain the green leisure areas. The residencial areas are apartments that transform themselves simbolizing nature adaptability and providing the owners the option to configure the house according to their needs of space.
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