While high-rise buildings are gaining prominence in India, challenges in execution remain, especially with breaking the old rules of construction and limitations in introducing the latest technologies. For this, adopting the right materials in high-rise construction is of utmost importance
The Union Environment Ministry would soon be issuing new guidelines allowing high-rise buildings, even on smaller roads, provided they have the infrastructure to meet any calamity. The Ministry in 2012 had issued guidelines to allow high-rise buildings, more than 15 meters, across India. It had linked height of the building with the width of approach road and its distance from the nearest fire station.
Following a series of critically acclaimed private houses in Singapore and large-scale projects in Southeast Asia, China and Australia, it is now Mumbai's turn to experience the magic of WOHA, one of the world's foremost 'green' architects for high-rise buildings.