Gujarat: Surat has completed the construction of the world’s largest corporate building. The Surat Diamond Bourse, erected on 35 acres of land, will be the world’s largest corporate edifice, measuring 6.6 million square feet.
By putting this demand, more than 4000 office bearers of Surat’s Diamond Association guaranteed then Chief Minister Anandiben Patel that this project would be the pinnacle of the diamond world not only in the country but also in the world, as evidenced by the finished Diamond Bourse. The Diamond Bourse is named after the valuable stone because the city of Surat and the diamond are complementary.
The only city in India where not only the country’s diamonds but also 80 percent of the world’s diamonds are polished and where the world’s diamond giants’ empire is based Surat Diamond Bourse will feature a cutting-edge recreational zone. In terms of security and safety, the strategically situated security lobbies in the building ensure both safety and simple access to all rooms. Under-car scanners will be installed at access gates, as well as CCTV surveillance, control rooms, and checkpoints for campus security at all entrances and exits.
In addition, the building includes a standard-compliant, digitally integrated fire protection system. The structure can suit the auxiliary but typical needs of a commercial centre, such as multipurpose banquet facilities. There will be meeting rooms, banquet and restaurant space, cooking and dining areas, and integrated facilities for custom offices and banking amenities. Among other things, an auction house and safe deposit boxes are available.
All offices and spaces will be secured with cutting-edge security technologies, and institutions concerned with traveller connectivity will be placed approximately 5 kilometres from the airport. A basement space of 20 lakh square feet is offered for organised vehicle parking. The traffic plan’s one-way traffic circulation on the outer internal road and different entry and departure points alleviate traffic congestion and eliminate or considerably reduce the chance of vehicular clash.
The traffic plan permits specialised service vehicles to enter and exit, as well as providing space for automobiles, taxicabs, service vehicles, goods trucks, custom vehicles, and two-wheelers. The internal landscaping is covered in stunning green vegetation that runs through the atrium. Furthermore, thanks to the green courts, enclosing peripheral and internal areas with flora, every passer-by has access to significant and distinct recreation possibilities.
The building’s design is sensitive to the industry’s dependency on sunlight, notably for diamond grading and assorting, and is focused on energy efficiency. As a result, all workplaces have adequate natural light. A 24-foot-wide core corridor will connect all nine structures, according to the plan. All entry foyers, spine corridors, and lift lobbies on the first level are air-conditioned to provide a comfortable environment for travellers.
Radiant cooling systems are installed in the spine corridors on the upper floors. Each building’s office corridors will be 8 feet wide, the floor will be 13 feet high, and the ground level will be a stunning 19 feet high.
There will be 125 lifts in all, each moving at a speed of 3 metres per second. With a view of the artistically constructed landscape courts, which are over 200 feet wide and 300 feet long and are designed on the principle of “Panchtatva” (5 Elements of Nature; air, water, fire, earth, and sky), all of the offices are centrally air-conditioned by chilled water-cooling systems. Microclimate, which regulates temperature in compact places; Solar Control, which reduces direct heating from sunlight; Wind Analysis; Orientation in accordance with the direction of the sun and wind; Energy Performance, for energy efficiency; and Water Weight Ratio are some of the factors considered.