First India Place

First India Place is amongst the first international quality developments in Gurgaon. FIP is an urban microcosm, with covered streets and public spaces linking a group of 3 commercial buildings. The principal frontage features an elongated block of two adjoining bar buildings to reinforce the urban street edge, with retail uses along the ground floor. Entrance to the buildings is through the multistorey elliptical atrium, carved from the mass of the two adjoining bars. The atrium also leads to a third, cubic block through an internal street lined with shops and a restaurant, which in turn opens to a public garden. Both the urban frontage and the public garden are generously lined with and shaded by a variety of palm and deciduous trees.

All of the buildings are composed of a predominantly stone base with punched openings at the lower storeys lightening to a predominantly glazed curtain wall expression at the crown.


Gurgaon, India


Vatika Group


Completed 1999