Nothing about this environment is accidental.
Conceptualised by internationally acclaimed architects Gensler and Esteva i Esteva, every design detail at Max Towers is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing.
The materials used to build each space have been carefully chosen to maintain a sense of luxury while maintaining our high sustainability design standards.
The façade’s unique vertical-fin shading system provides the inside with varying degrees of openness: more open for public spaces and enclosed for private spaces.
One of the few LEED Platinum certified buildings in India, Max Towers helps organisations build a better future.
- High-energy efficiency & long-term savings
- Waste segregation and recycling
- On-site treatment of 100% waste water
- Rainwater management system
- Shuttle from metro station
- Electric vehicle and carpool-friendly parking
The term ‘biophilia’ refers to the adaption or design of a building to the environment, rather than the other way around. The meaning of the word biophilia is a love for nature and it is considered by some to be the missing part of sustainable design. Biophilic design aims to create strong connections between nature and manmade environments which can have benefits for health and wellbeing.The term biophilia was first used by Edward Wilson in 1984 in his book ‘Biophilia’. In it, he argued that humans have an innate and evolutionarily based affinity for nature. He defined the term as referring to, ‘the connections that human beings subconsciously seek with the rest of life’.
A more recent explanation was provided by Judith Heerwagen, who has undertaken extensive research into the relationship between buildings and psychological wellbeing. She suggested that ‘biophilia evolved to guide functional behaviours associated with finding, using and enjoying natural resources that aided survival and reproductive fitness – and avoiding those that are harmful.’
Incorporating biophilia into building design is considered to have a number of advantages including:
- Measurable beneficial impacts on productivity, enhancing creativity, improving wellbeing, reducing stress and enhancing learning.
- Helping engender an appreciation of nature in individuals which can lead to a greater protection of natural areas.
It is possible to achieve a biophilic design in a number of ways. A simple approach is to consider the construction materials used. Log cabins are a simple design that can use ‘natural’ materials for almost every element of construction.
Ways in which biophilic design can be incorporated into sites include:
- Providing open space with naturalised or planted areas around buildings and ensuring as many windows as possible overlook those areas.
- Maintaining existing trees which will also help provide natural landscaping.
- Routing access pathways through planted areas.
- Incorporating living walls into building facades.
The design of buildings to maximise biophlia can include:
- Considering outlook to allow the maximum exposure to outdoor, natural scenes.
- Including green roofs and green facades.
- Bringing nature and planting inside buildings.
- Considering the use of water features inside buildings which can provide visual and acoustic benefits.
At the interior design level, features could include:
- The inclusion of potted plants and small internal gardens.
- The use of ‘natural’ art and natural materials in buildings.
Ecosystem Designed for Tenants
1. Sustainable Design: Central Core with 360 Degrees glass to enhance natural light on floors along with Aluminium fins to reduce heat impact from direct sun path ensuring low operating costs.
2. High Ceilings: Tenants can achieve 3 Meters of finished Ceiling height post false ceiling and raised flooring on all office floors. Raised flooring resulting in lower modification cost of office in future years.
3. Indoor Air Quality: 3 tier air treatment technology will deliver air quality at par with global standards; ccomplete with CO2 sensors used to optimize ventilation and circulation.
4. Central Dining Facility: Central dining facility for all tenants managed by Max Estates.
5. Auditorium & Conferencing: State of the art Auditorium and Conferencing facility for shareholder meetings, conferences, training and development programs, networking programs, lecture series & collaboration.
6. Wellness: Large landscaped spaces, gym, pool, wellness spaces, crèche & a culture manager.
- Gensler, UK
- Esteva i Esteva Arquitectura, Spain Co-Principal Architect
- Designed for Seismic Zone-V
- 23 ̊C dry-bulb temperature ±1 ̊C in offices
- 30-60% relative humidity
- Chiller system delivering 6.2 co-efficient of performance (higher cooling per unit of energy)
- Latest 3-tier treatment clean air technology on par with global standards
- CO2 sensors used to vary amountbof ventilation air delivered to office spaces
- 6 air handling units on each floor
- Treated fresh air provided to AHU
- Chiller system comprised of water-cooled chilling unit, with total installed capacity of 1200 TR
- 100% power backup
- 4.3 m (floor-to-floor)
- Provision for raised flooring (150 mm)
Back of house facilities
- Drivers' room and rest area
- Security screening area in building
- Dry and wet garbage sorting and storage
- Passenger Elevator Lobby: Atrium Lobby and Passenger Lift lobby - Combination of Portuguese Limestone flooring and cladding, false ceiling.
- Service Lift lobby: Diamond Polish Kota flooring / skirting; OBD/Plastic emulsion painting.
- Staircases: Diamond Polish Kota flooring / skirting; SS handrail, OBD painting.
Core Area Finishing (Includes Common Corridors, Washrooms, Electrical & LV Rooms & Staircases)
- Washrooms (Plumbing and Sanitary System): Flooring and walls to be finished in Luxury Italian Tiles, Finished Ceilings with LED Lighting and Duravit Fittings in all washrooms (Male, Female and Handicapped).
- Washroom Corridors: Portuguese Limestone Flooring with finished Ceilings with LED Lights, all walls to have paint finish.
- Staircases: Kota flooring / skirting; SS handrail, OBD/Plastic Emulsion painting.
Fire Protection, Detection & Alarm Systems
- All Building Common areas shall be provided with addressable fire detection alarm system confirming to local fire norms which would include PA System, Fire Sprinklers above and below the false ceilings, Smoke Detectors all these systems would be connected to centralised Building Management System.
- Tenant Area: Shall be provided with addressable fire detection alarm system confirming to local fire norms which would include Upright Sprinkles and Smoke Detectors. It would be in Tenant scope to finish the low side fire protection system as per the office design.
HVAC and Related Services:
- All office floors would be provided by Ceiling Mounted AHU from “System Air” (Air Handling Units). Which would be connected to a Centralized Air conditioning system which shall provide the chilled water from the centralized chiller plant.
Electrical and Telecom Risers:
- All office floors will be connected by electrical and Telecom risers and all tenants would be required to extend the electrical and data network from these risers to rest of the floor.