Guwahati City Centre reinvents the customary introverted idea of mall-based retail as a more extensive looking experience that engages with the vision of urban life. Its design is a highly innovative response to the culture and climate of the Guwahati city, while also demonstrating its pioneering aspirations to create inspirational civic spaces for all.
The new Guwahati City Centre occupies the most pivotal position in the city, like a massive retail bridge between the two busiest roads of Guwahati i.e. the Guwahati - Shillong aka G.S. Road and the Zoo Road. The mall is spanned over eight floors and a basement. It embraces some of the big brand retail showrooms, theatres and offices with a sweeping area of 40,000 sq m. With the mandatory norms of attaining 40 percent ground coverage and 2.25 F.A.R, the biggest challenge was the water table level of the site that was recorded to be 0.5 m below the site level. Since the provision of parking was then restricted to the ground and the only basement, therefore mechanical parking has been employed to accommodate nearly 400 passenger car vehicles and 100 two-wheelers altogether.
The site is skewed in its proportion, almost 45 m in width and 250 m in depth. The skewed- linear shape serendipitously accentuates the unparalleled views of the spectacular settings and displays an incredible visual choreography. However, the inevitable linearity has been achieved in the building profile irrespective of the site shape.