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MSWT: Towering tribute to a true champion

  • 25th May 2015
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MSWT: Towering tribute to a true champion


Dedicated to celebrating the legend of the F1 Champion, the upcoming Michael Schumacher World Tower at Gurgaon raises a toast to the champion's lifestyle and offers a peek into his world, writes Rajesh Kulkarni.

It's a tribute befitting the iconic status of a living legend and FI racer that is Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula One world champion and one of the greatest FI drivers of all times. Aptly named, the Michael Schumacher World Tower (MSWT), this towering, high-rise will feature 110 limited-edition triplex penthouses is not just a building, but the embodiment of the legend of Schumacher, his spirit and ceaseless zeal.

A project by the Homestead group, MSWT is located at Sector 109, Dwarka Expressway, Gurgaon and showcases the engineering brilliance of the London-based international practice Upton Hansen Architects (UHA) and is being developed by Shapoorji Pallonji. This imposing 99.5m structure will be built using reinforced concrete, to maximize the clear floor to ceiling heights for its residents.

Certain key structural components such as the helipad and the structure of the dome from the top of the tower will be fabricated from steel.To enhance the overall look and feel of the project, the glazed envelope uses clear glass with high performance coatings, ensuring maximum visibility while simultaneously minimizing the solar glare.

Experience a champion lifestyle:
The lavish design of the project is a celebration of the champion racer's glory and rich lifestyle, while the specially engineered aerodynamic curves of the tower wrapped in three-dimensional metallic ribbon reminiscence the high and lows of the racetrack that Schumacher conquered ever so effortlessly.

Arrive in true celebrity style at the cantilevered helipad which in turn is inspired by the suspension members of a Formula One car and is located at the very apex of this tower. On entering be prepared for a vision of sheer opulence that awaits you and experience that inexplicable feeling of speed and an adrenaline rush that the formula one circuit is known for.

The project is designed to leave you spellbound from the very moment you arrive at the exotic entrance foyer of the tower where the shimmering fountains of the entrance foyer make way for serene water bodies and sinuous curves of the reception foyer.

Designed on the theme of sheer speed and the accompanying adrenaline rush, the curved facades, generous double height volumes and custom component elements create an unparalleled ambience. The careful control of natural daylight in both internal and external spaces creates a seamless yet dynamic arrival and departure point.

Live in the lap of luxury:
Each of the plush, 110 penthouse apartments here have been carefully designed to exude the vibes of a contemporary lifestyle combined with impeccable taste for every element here ranging from the look, texture, finish and design that are an embodiment of the legend's vision.

The chic penthouses at MSWT feature ample space while their elegantly styled interiors offer panoramic views of the Gurgaon skyline. Moreover each one of them adhere to the highest standards and offer extraordinary settings for private events, intimate gatherings or just spending quality time with the family. Every penthouse also comes equipped with spacious living and dining areas, five huge bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and guest accommodation to boot. The project also features a concierge service provided by BridgeStreet, JNB.

Last but not the least, the Michael Schumacher World Tower also plays a willing host to the most chic clubhouse in town - the 7-star Schumi Klub - where you can escape the chaotic world and indulge in sports, wellness and recreational activities.

Adding to the delight of residents here is a spectacular, al fresco observatory deck with glass panels and classic steel finishes. Situated approx 200 ft above ground level, this uber-stylish observatory deck affords a panoramic view of the skyline of Gurgaon.

Relive Schumacher's best moments:

But for racing enthusiasts and die-hard fans of Schumacher, the crown jewel here by far is the full-fledged museum dedicated to the champion himself, featuring an exclusive collection of Schumacher's memorabilia - from rare footage of some of his greatest races to behind the scenes photographs and memorabilia from his career defining moments - allowing residents here to relive special moments in the life and career of this champion and explore the many stories and experiences that went into making this man what he is today - a true legend in the high-speed world of F1 motor-racing.

The project is scheduled for completion around 2016.

About the developer:
Homestead, a leader in boutique branded residences has a reputation for crafting projects that are based on years of research in tandem with planners, designers and customers. The company's business model focuses on the product concept first and then decides on suitable land for the same. The company's USP lies in its positioning as - the House of Brands - another innovation in the realty domain, which aims at creating products that will be nurtured as brands and whose equity can be leveraged in other markets.


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Rajesh Kulkarni is a professional content writer and he writes on various contemporary topics.... read more


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