Location: New Delhi
Site Area: 1 Acre
Built Up Area: 200,000 sq.ft.
Conceptualized in 1987, this 23 storied tower was designed to challenge the stereotype of high-rise commercial buildings in New Delhi. Located at the crossroads of KG Marg and Tolstoy Road in the heart of the capital city, it towers high above the surrounding buildings as the most eye-catching feature in the skyline of the area. The 7 storey high atrium of Amba Deep Tower provides one of the grandest urban scale entrances possible to an office building. Built in 1992, this was the first building in New Delhi to introduce glass elevators, providing a stunning panoramic view of the vicinity.
A major challenge while designing Amba Deep Tower was to depart from the conventional style of high rise buildings and “break the box”, which was achieved by reinterpreting traditional Indian elements like courtyards and terraces in a modern style, providing a far more aesthetic alternative to the conventional refuge areas prescribed by the New Delhi fire norms.
The architectural character of the building has been inspired from the exquisite Persian tile work, making Amba Deep one of the tallest buildings in the world to have an art mural, introducing art at a city level. The building now stands as a landmark for its unique amalgamation of Indian, Persian, Neo-classical and Modern architecture.