Building Name – Antilla
Location – South Mumbai
Owner – Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries
Architect – Chicago-based architects Perkins and Will
Contractor – Australian-based construction company Leighton Holdings
Year of Start – 2006
Year of End – 2011
- The name Antilla has been inspired by the mythical Atlantic island of Antilla.
- It is a private home has 27 floor with extra-high ceiling.
- Other buildings of equivalent height may have as many as 60 floors.
- This building is designed to survive an 8-Richter scale earthquake.
- Height of the building = 550 ft.
- Built-up area = 49000 sq.ft.
- There are nine elevators to take family and guests to their destinations.
- The intresting fact about Antilla is that no floor is alike, whether in design or even materials used. So one thing Antilla doesn’t have space for is repetition. The designers had to blend styles to give the feel of consistency, but without repetition.
- The Ambani home is equipped with a health spa, a salon, a ballroom with 80% of the ceiling covered in crystal chandeliers, a 50-seat movie theater and multiple swimming pools, yoga and dance studios and ice cream room. And if anyone really wants to beat Mumbai heat, they can head off to the snow room that spits out man-made snow flakes.
- Mukesh Ambani has devoted six floors to his beloved cars, including his Rs5 crore Maybach. He even has his own car service station on floor seven.
- Antilla still has a three floor of hanging garden. The smartly built mansion’s garden lies in the space that holds the ‘W’-shape beams that support the upper floors.
- Rooms for the family are at the top of the high-rise to let in plenty of sunlight.
- It has 3 helipads, air traffic control facility.
- It has the worlds largest collection of antique sewing machines.
- It takes a staff of 600 to maintain the world’s most expensive home. There’s also an entourage room where security/body guards and other assistants can relax.
- Construction cost of the building was $50–$70 million to build, but it cost nearly $1 billion with combined rates of land on which it was built.