Textile Valley, Erode
Utilizes every inch of the terrace and turning them into expansive green usable spaces having micro-cosmic effects to the surroundings - so green, so appalling and so rejuvenating..
“Erode – where shopping is an experience”
“Infused with traditional charm, State-of-the-art Tex valley revives handloom industry”
“The design creates an impression of a flexible maze with building blocks engulfed around green pockets”
Tex valley is a bold initiative to put up an integrated state of the art complex for marketing & purchasing of textile products. Situated strategically at the edge of the Erode city along the national highway, the challenge was to provide a conspicuous satellite centre to the existing old city markets for the local vendors, manufacturers, suppliers to showcase their products to national & international buyers.
The project comprises of three major blocks, namely the Weekly Market, the Trade Fair Complex & the Super Mart building. The design evolved from the dynamics of the site & the functional aspects of the program which demanded an axial planning & hierarchy in spaces within & outside the buildings. The geometry of the “Meenakshi” Temple is highlighted into the design and planning, resulting an interflow of series of open spaces into the built forms. The three blocks are woven along strong longitudinal axes which constitute a pedestrian movement at an elevated level. The pedestrian axis commences with an entrance plaza to the weekly market and elevates further to a floor height walkway, before terminating into a central open elevated plaza.
Project Name - Textile Valley
Location - Erode, Tamil Nadu
Client - Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
Total Area - 1,51,400 Sq.m
Cost of Project - 260 Crores
Year of completion - 2014