Ceat Mahal

"Ceat Mahal has a delicacy that is more sculptural than architectural. Its form and proportion reflect the havelis of a bygone era and yet this does not hamper the contemporary utility of the building"

The architecture of Ceat Mahal has its roots in traditional Indian design, rich in form and proportion. Being the Indian headquarters of an international tyre company, the building melded East with West, incorporating stature with detail, to create a sense of grandeur.

The building has parking in the basement and ground floors with seven storeys for offices. The lower floors were meant for the sales teams whilst the top floors with their sweeping city views were built for the upper management. The extra space given to each department was built with the company’s fast expansion in mind—today CEAT is one of India’s largest and most well respected firms.

Each floor in the building was given its own terrace garden to create a sense of balance and wellness in the work place. The landscaping was such that every floor had gardens with lush views, creating the illusion of being on the ground level.

Twenty-foot columns on a pedestal support the building and enhance the scale, creating a sense of majesty. The exterior cladding was done with Rajasthani stone to create a building that weathered well in Mumbai’s hot and humid climate.

Project Facts
  • Area: 56,000 Sq.ft.
  • Location: Mumbai
  • Status: Completed - 1974
  • Client: Ceat Tyres Of India Ltd.
  • Cost: Rs. 1.7 crore