This was a reverse trend of sorts. While Indians are known to visit iconic structure abroad to understand technological and architectural wonders-a group of MSc. Students from Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, today visited Marathon Futurex the eco friendly financial-cum-IT Centre as part of their research tour on green construction technology and sustainability-the hallmark of Marathon Futurex.
Marathon Futurex an ideal eco-friendly construction is the tallest commercial buildings in India. It is Gold Certified from Indian Green Building Council. The visiting students selected this landmark commercial complex located at prime location in Lower Parel for its state-of-the-art construction technology with unique energy saving design and principles that has led to energy saving of 30 percent.
Marathon Futurex will be the tallest commercial tower in the country standing tall at 558ft. It will be a workplace to more than 10,000 people and has 24 elevators to manage the traffic. With more than 1000 car parks and a podium of 1,90,000 sq. ft with landscaped garden and water cascades, Marathon Futurex is a project of a size that makes it unique in the world and at par with the world-class projects in Hong-Kong, China, Singapore and New York.
Marathon Futurex has an advanced system 'Building Management System (BMS), to manage, maintain energy consumption and secure the commercial premises. BMS controls security features like CCTV, electrical equipments, access control system, water and electronics management systems. The BMS system is well-connected with entire system of the building that enables micro-check on all aspects of the building to ensure secured environment and proper maintenance of the building.
Sharing his opinion, Mr. Mayur Shah, Managing Director, Marathon Group, said that, "The development brings immense pride to our country and Marathon Group as well. Marathon Futurex was conceptualized after a year long research on various technologies that can make it an energy-efficient construction. With the kind of green and sustainable features, Futurex possesses, it becomes an ideal commercial building of the future."
"We are really impressed with the technological advancement applied in the construction of this iconic commercial complex. The structure caters to the needs of corporates from finance and IT world but is energy saving and environment friendly", a student of the university said.
For decades and decades, the world has been following the West. The developed countries have taken roles of the 'trendsetter' for the rest of the world to follow. Be it technology, inventions, education or any field, developing countries have always looked upon the American and the European countries.
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About Marathon Group
Established in 1969, the Marathon Group is known for setting up several benchmarks in the real estate sector. The Group was the first private sector entity to introduce the concept of modern town planning in its projects. The Group is also known for pioneering the concept of low-risk, high-return land bank concept in India. Marathon Nextgen at Lower Parel is the first mixed use urban development project in the heart of Central Mumbai with 36 storey residential tower as Marathon Era and Marathon Innova and Marathon Icon as commercial business spaces in the same campus, with walk-to-work culture. The Group has been honoured with an award by 'Construction Source India 2009' for Best Urban Design and Master Planning of walk-to-work culture at NextGen campus. The Group has completed over 70 projects and has a presence across Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) with a total of over 8 million sq ft of land under construction. The Group is known for the innovative product design, timely delivery of project and a trustworthy developer. It has already delivered projects of such categories as high-rise, townships, corporate and IT and retails. The Group's upcoming project - Marathon Futurex is a green projects, created as per international financial centres' benchmarking standards. The Group is also coming up with Mini Township at Panvel and already delivered an affordable township at Badlapur. Using the tried and tested model, the Group has successfully developed mill land properties after resolving complex labour issues in Mumbai. The Group is known for introducing advanced construction methods as well as technologies in India. Over a period of 40 years of experience, the Marathon Group has introduced technologies such as PERI, STEN and MIVAN. A public limited company of the Group, Marathon Nextgen Realty Ltd (BSE 503101) is listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange.