Garware Club House is an urban sports club located in the heart of South Mumbai.
Giant concentric bands in charcoal and plum colored ACP cover this 200,000 sqft building. uPVC louvers creatively protect the upper portion of the building from wind which houses an outdoor tennis court on the terrace of the building. These bands extrude out of the façade to form a 18-foot wide by 60-foot long glass canopy over the main entrance.
The design of the club was conceived to package a complex stacking of multi-functional uses such as squash courts, gymnasium & health club, indoor games, banqueting halls preview theatre, restaurants, lounge & bars and administrative offices within a dynamic, bold and contemporary envelope. Due to the internal function that has a varied need (or lack of) of external light and ventilation, the building envelope had to be carefully planned to balance the aesthetics and functionality.
The interior space is designed around a 30 feet high atrium space, which overlooks the central courtyard and a swimming pool. The showstopper in this space is the meticulously fabricated FRP mural in fluid design, which breaks the structured monotony of the internal space. 11 elevators connect the 6 upper stories of the building. The entire building is planned taking into consideration the phased construction of the complex, where 2 out of the 3 phases are now operational.