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Third Prize

Hooman Alinejad 


The ECO-CINEMA is design is based on several facts. Cultural, ecological, social facts that have been brought into consideration.

The main approach of the design was to create an environment that can be added to the city of Mumbai, holding its characteristics which can be used by the public in order to strength the connection between people and Bollywood.  In addition the island is designed as an eco-park which includes a public green zone, an urban jungle and public cultural facilities such as galleries and performing art centers among the trees. The eco-park runs trough the tower to the highest level which is the observatory. In addition, allocating a part of the facility to professionals and ones who are involved in the movie industry. Providing conference rooms, research and education facilities and a room specialized for FilmFare awards auditorium. Moreover between the professional section (higher levels) and the public areas (the island lower level and) there is the Bollywood museum which illustrates the heritage and the achievements of Bollywood.

The ECO-Cinema Tower holds the bold characteristics of historic Indian architecture such as, proportion, space hierarchy, the use of natural light, connection with the natural surrounding environment and the existence of “opened”, “semi closed”  and “closed” spaces.

The tower illustrates the local industry which runs among Indians, weaving. Indians have been weaving baskets, mats and etc with natural materials for hundreds of years.

In the middle of the building, there is a vertical double-skinned core. The inner skin consist of the vertical access for the levels. The outer skin is a gigantic drainpipe which conducts the rain water from the top of the tower to the gardens located in the levels.