Fifteen storeys high and having 15,000 sq m of built space, the JCIT is located on a tight, irregular plot at the north eastern strip of the university campus. Major roadways interchange along its northern side, while the university football ground bounds the southern side. Essentially a podium and tower structure, it does away with the boxy typology by getting the floors to morph from base to tip gradually in a fluid progression. This also makes the floors shift away from the ground central position at every level, causing its vertical axis to appear tilted and twisted. The line of placement of glazing on the facade follows different perspective points at each floor level, making them appear and diminish randomly. The entire scheme makes the building appear like an uneven stacking floors which is about to topple! The interiors carry the play of broken geometry and multiple perspectives to another level, where it appears impossible to trace any line, passage, stairway, railing or just any space to its end. Even the floors appear to be non horizontal, swooping upwards or downwards as part of this crazy maze. Remarkably, all this is achieved while sticking to basic rules of building layout like centralisation of services and transportation, voids and courts for interior lighting and connect. Another striking aspect of this design is that it totally downplays the verticality of the tower, through the eye catching precariously stacked, horizontal floor bands. It’s amazing what a little twist in the structure can achieve visually.