First International Financial Center (FIFC) is a Class A commercial development in Bandra Kurla Complex developed by a consortium of U.S. based investors including funds affiliated with Starwood Capital Group, India Property Fund (sponsored by The Chatterjee Group & Vornado Realty Trust) and Urban Infrastructure Real Estate Fund.

FIFC brings best practices in design, engineering and execution to Mumbai. Attention to the building features and technical specifications has been instrumental in establishing this asset as one of the most quality and performance-conscious buildings in the country.

The 657,000 square foot office complex is designed by the New York based architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), and is their first building to be completed in India. KPF has an internationally acclaimed body of work including: The World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C., International Commerce Center in Hong Kong, Goldman Sachs European Headquarters in London and Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai.

The architect’s focus on building aesthetics and architectural detailing plays a large role in differentiating the building. The straightforward, rectangular form is a function of the simplicity of the office spaces, allowing flexibility of the floor plate to accommodate multiple tenant uses and configurations.

The 7.5 meter column-free cantilevered “tube” on the front of the building is a signature feature that showcases modern-day engineering capabilities. The column-free tube opens up the space below, creating a large urban plaza intended to be enjoyed by the building occupants and visitors who frequent the restaurants and amenities at ground level.

The exterior curtain wall of the building was developed by KPF, hand-in-hand with CDC, one of the leading curtain wall consultants in the United States. A series of performance and visual mockups were tested in Seoul, Korea prior to manufacturing unitized glass assemblies. The result is a visually compelling and technically oriented curtain wall system that arguably exceeds Class A international standards.

Given the developer's commitment to making this asset match up to Class A assets throughout the world, FIFC will certainly satisfy the requirements of the most demanding of office tenants.