What constitutes a landmark? To shape the face of a city
and present a point of orientation for resident and visitor.
Two characteristics, which Mondeal Square satisfied already
soon after its opening. Located in Ahmedabad's burgeoning
suburb Prahladnagar, the ensemble offers a total floor
space of 17,000 square metres, of which 3,600 comprise
commercial space, as well as ten storeys for office usage.
During the day, the striking structure of the curtain façade
defines the two buildings. The vertical struts and horizontal
panes made of white aluminium profiles serve not only for a
long-range effect but also for shade. A significant locational
advantage in India's sunny west – and a statement for
sustainable construction, as this, after all, reduces the use
of air conditioners. As a contrast to the main façade, the
rear side of the building is stylishly more restrained with a
horizontal lamella façade. This is where the stairwells are
located, also providing access – besides the elevators - to
the office floors from the third to the tenth floor.
At night, the ensemble unfolds a very special charm. The
buildings have the largest media facade in India, consisting
of LED bands with a total length of approximately five
kilometres, covering the 5,300 square metre glazed façade.
They can be lit completely individually to display movement,
colour sequences or even silhouettes of moving figures. The
differently sized, large square openings of the rear façade
also light up then, and together with the illuminated plaza
with furniture, staircases and vegetation culminate in an
illuminated crescendo. A touch of gaily colourful art in the