CHHATRALA City Centre, Surat, India


The overarching aesthetic theme of Chharala City Centre is contained within the cultural authenticity and  the emerging energy of Surat, the fourth fastest growing city in the world!

The goal for the Retail and Commercial Centre draws its inspiration from Surat being the diamond polishing capital of he World. Surat is famous for its work with diamonds and textiles. There is no better way to celebrate this fact than to develop an architectural composition which sparkles and casts light in concert with cut geometric clarity. Moreover, the signage and graphics program will exude a rich and vibrant character reminiscent of the textiles produced for generations in Surat.

The goal for the mid-rise residential units is to provide every space an enjoy view of the landscape courtyards, The Park, and/or the agricultural fields beyond.  The desire is to promote serenity and beauty by creating a pleasant residential enclave where views, vistas, and nature seduce the interior residential spaces while the exterior architecture of the six towers, collectively,  “stand in refined elegance”.

The approach to optimizing the development opportunity will be to simultaneously analyze the distribution of the Program in consideration of Site Access, Traffic and Circulation, Infrastructure, Block Morphology, the Existing Framework Plan, Urban Design Principles and Spatial Character.  Concurrently, Emerging Trends, Technology, along with Safety and Security, will produce a Master Plan which is Culturally Sensitive, Flexible, and Inspirational.

The general program for the entire 16 acre development, located at the SW corner of Jogger Road and MG Road,  consists of the approved uses and project areas (2.5 million gross square feet); including:

  • – 3-story Retail Mall, 600,000 sf, with ten roof top  screen cinemas
  • – 5-Star Hotel containing 270 keys, pool terrace, ballrooms, and club lounge
  • – Two Class A Office Buildings each containing 250,000 sf
  • – 100 Residential Condominiums, consisting of six mid-rise towers
  • – Hospital containing 100 beds
  • – 3,000 underground Parking Spaces