Brady Gladys Plaza

Client: Naveen Roy Kapur and Others

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Status: Completed 1998

Area: 83880 sqft

Services: Design Consultant and Architect

The need for a building such as Brady Gladys revealed the gradual transformation of The Street, Mumbai into a commercial district by the 1990s.

This was a single structure, required to house offices and workshops of five different companies. Instead of a horizontal division, the building was divided vertically to ensure independent entries and identities for each owner. To combine varying requirements and integrate them seamlessly into a single structure was the challenge. The relatively single-plane north elevation was in sharp contrast to the stepped southern side. Each office opened on to a landscaped terrace. The ability to integrate green into the stepped portions of the buildings improved the cooling of the internal spaces beneath the terraces on the principles of sustainable design much before it evolved into an architectural design philosophy.