PROJECT DATA : PROJECT DATA Architects: The Prestige Group(architects and developers)
Location: Bangalore, India
Area:650,000 sq. ft.
Period of construction: 2000-2003
Number of floors: 4
The Forum, one of the largest shopping malls in the country, developed and brought to Bangalore by Prestige. BANGALORE : BANGALORE 5th largest city in India.
Fast Track growth spurred by IT sector/BT sectors.
Dynamic multinational and corporate presence.
Increase in government spending in infrastructure.
Among the fastest growing cities of Asia.
Increase in population over the years.
Sizeable numbers with ample disposable incomes.
Young, trendy, fashion conscious, upwardly mobile.
Highest concentration of software professionals in the world.
Transitions in consumer behavior and buying patterns.
A positive upward swing in economic scenario. BACKGROUND : BACKGROUND Located in 1st block, Koramangla, Bangalore.
Two major roads running on both sides of the land.
Expansion of city led to the shifting of business area to Koramangla.
The area is covered by residential appartments and software companies. DESIGN CONCEPT : DESIGN CONCEPT The design is mainly driven by the commercial aspect.
Designed as to attract customers from both sides, especially to attract the IT professionals from the nearby IT companies. CLIMATOLOGICAL ASPECT : CLIMATOLOGICAL ASPECT Bangalore has cool and pleasant climate throughout the year.
Moderate rainfall throughout the year.
Renowned as the Green City of India. PLANNING : PLANNING Planning is done in such a way that all the shops get equal importance after entering inside.
It’s like a long corridor running from one road to other with shops on both sides.
Feeling of openness and spaciousness.
More importance is given to natural lighting by providing 3 atriums. GROUND FLOOR PLAN : GROUND FLOOR PLAN 1ST FLOOR PLAN : 1ST FLOOR PLAN 2ND FLOOR PLAN : 2ND FLOOR PLAN 3RD FLOOR PLAN : 3RD FLOOR PLAN CIRCULATION : CIRCULATION This is the highlighting feature of this shopping mall.
Spacious circulation is provided in it by a long corridor in the ground floor and corridors on both sides of atriums in the upper floors. FUNCTIONS : FUNCTIONS It’s almost perfect in the functional aspect.
Regarded as best shopping mall in Bangalore in functional aspect.
Additionally serves the function of entertainment and relaxation place. ADDITIONAL FEATURES : ADDITIONAL FEATURES 350,000 Sq. ft. of people spread
300,000 Sq. ft. of parking
Shoppertainment - Ground + 4 Floors
Parking: Basement, Surface + multi-level parking
Each parking level has direct access to respective floors.
Wide walk ways
Visitor comfort zones on each floor Slide 17: Uniform visibility
Staff comfort zones
Over 800 car parks
Floor to ceiling height of 3.9 m
Flat slab construction
Specific parking for autos and tour buses
Round the clock security
Efficient freight handling
The Forum houses a multiplex, PVR, with 11 screens ,all this with stadium seating, wall-to-wall screens and mind blowing sound. ELEVATION : ELEVATION STRUCTURE: COLOUMN BEAM STRUCTURE.
FLAT SLAB CONSTRUCTION.
MATERIALS USED IN ELEVATION:
HAS GOT EXCELLENT COMMERCIAL LOOK WITH GOOD SPACE FOR DISPLAY. USERS : USERS Most of the customers to this shopping mall belongs to H.I.G.
Most of the IT professionals and job holders come here for relaxation and passing time.
Most of them come to the multiplex. PARKING : PARKING Excellent parking system provided with roof parking.
Spiral ramps are provided for the vehicles to move onto the roofs.
No confusion with the inflow and outflow of vehicles. SEWERAGE AND SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL : SEWERAGE AND SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL Sewerage is directly connected to the underground drainage system.
Solid waste is collected by the B.D.A.(Bangalore Development Authority). LIFTS AND ESCALATORS : LIFTS AND ESCALATORS Each floor is provided with 2 pairs of escalators and 1 pair of lifts.(8 passenger capacity each)
Escalators are centrally placed and lifts are placed in a lobby adjacent to the central corridor. FIRE SAFETY : FIRE SAFETY Fire escape is provided at each level , easily accessible to all the people on the floor. CONCLUSION : CONCLUSION The building management systems, close circuit security, computerized parking management systems, ATM machines, 100% generator backup, centralized air conditioning and line-in-music completes the loop, to offer a world-class 'view of the future' ambience.