aerial masterplan image © MVRDV

real estate development corporation city corporation ltd. in the indian state of maharashtra, has begun the first phase of construction of the amanora apartment city – the ‘future towers’ designed by rotterdam-based architectural firm MVRDV.

currently, the southern asian country is in a rapid development to provide housing for millions, which has resulted in many large scale monotonous residential estates. MVRDV has taken on this challenge to participate in the development as part of the apartment city complex.

MVRDV: vertical city project   future towers construction begins pune aerial view image © MVRDV

‘future towers’ has an overall structure that is hill-shaped featuring bays, canyons, caves grottos, peaks, valleys, MVRDV’s design combines amenities, public facilities, parks and a mix of inhabitants presented in the form of a vertical city. comprised of 1,068 apartments ranging from studio to villa size (42 m2 to 530 m2), the units are part of a larger scale housing development which measures 400.000 m2 that is divided into a grander total of 3,500 apartments. each is set to attract a diverse mix of population to the new neighbourhood with the ambition of creating a lively sub-culture for pune. designed in accordance with modern indian housing standards, each of the living spaces are equipped with balconies and naturally ventilated service areas, with almost each bedroom hosting its own bathroom. the general facilities are interwoven to create a vertical city whose various apartment types offer housing to a diverse group of residents.

MVRDV: vertical city project   future towers construction begins roof view image © MVRDV

this first phase building is raised by a basement and plinth that contain parking and various public facilities: a school, swimming pool retail, bars, cafés and a cinema. at the tallest point of the structure, a sky lounge will be established. overall, the building follows a hexagonal grid to provide views and natural light to the apartments. this allows the 9 wings with double loaded corridors to be efficiently serviced by 4 cores. the interconnected courtyards are programmed to offer the inhabitants relaxing and social environments with an herb garden, event plaza, flowerpot garden, playground and sculpture garden. between the volumes of each of the three phase’s, gardens are planned as a means of offering possibilities for interaction and communal activities.

the facade will be made of concrete with large windows that will have sun protection provided by ornamented metal shutters, allowing for natural ventilation between the facade and the many ventilation shafts that cross the structure vertically. circulation spaces and public spaces will be clad in natural stone with balconies clad in wood.

MVRDV: vertical city project   future towers construction begins cut-out view image © MVRDV

the 400 acre site is located 10 kilometres from the city core of pune, india in the central section of the amanora park town development. completion is expected for summer 2014.

MVRDV: vertical city project   future towers construction begins apartment mix image © MVRDV