Ashok Nirvaan
Lonavala, India

Design Phase  : 2010
Status               : Completed- 2012

Ashok Nirvaan is a development of 51 private villas in Lonavala, a former hill station and now a town located roughly half way between the states two major urban centres of Mumbai and Pune. Lonavala benefits from a significantly cooler climate due to its elevation making it a desirable getaway destination for the denizens of the two cities.

GFAB were responsible for the master planning, architecture and interior design for the project which is under construction.

All the villas offer 4 bedrooms but are set on sites varying from 600 to 1500 square metres. As expected from a site with such complex topography, the project features several different designs of each villa type (total 11 different models) each conceived to follow the topography of the individual site.

The buildings share a common language of detail and the pitched roofs (an unusual departure for GFAB), a pre-requisite of the developer since the neighbouring development by Tata Housing has a flat roof design and it was important to them to differentiate the two projects.

In addition to the villas and infrastructure, GFAB have designed a clubhouse for the project which sits on the highest point of the site and enjoys panoramic views of the hills surrounding Lonavala. The building offers a complex mixture of sport and recreational facilities including a gym, spa, games rooms, cinema, meeting rooms and dining/lounging options plus pools and outdoor activities.

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