Most real estate websites will come back to you with reams of technical jargon about specifciations of the building. Of course, such specifications are important to compare with other properties which you might be considering. However, the core principles that drive the organisation to create top-of- the-line property are equally important.
The 42 is designed to be the one of the most discerning buildings of the city, not just for the height, which of course it its calling card, but also for the superb quality, latest technologies and the mindset of the builders to develop an iconic property in every way.
So here’s the laundry list of the specifications which we mentioned earlier:
The R.C foundation is resting on cast-in-situ reinforced concrete bored piles complying with IS-2911 and Pile Raft.
THE 42 Superstructure
The reinforced concrete framed structure using minimum M50 grade concrete complying with IS-456 and Fe 500/Fe 600 Steel reinforcement complying with IS-1786 forms the 42 superstructure.
Walls at the 42
The External wall are made from reinforced concrete whereas the Internal walls are drywall with infill of foam concrete for the rooms and light weight concrete blocks for the toilets and staircase.
THE 42 Ultimate Roof
The room is a reinforced concrete roof with appropriate waterproofing and proper insulation system as would be required for a building of this height.
At the 42 Apartment:
In the Common Areas
THE 42 Finishes A. Walls 1. Apartments:
The living, dining, entrance, foyer, bedrooms, study, store, other areas and most of the inner faces of periphery walls will have high quality paint finish as recommended by the interior designers.
The wet kitchens will be a combination of high quality granite, imported marble and vitrified tiles. The bathrooms will be a blend of the same up to the false ceiling levels.
The servants’ quarter will have a paint finish.
2. The external common areas:
These will be done in texture paint finish or weather shield paint finish or RCC form finish with Double glazing as per architectural drawings at designated areas or as decided by architect.
3. The internal common areas:
The corridors, staircases, landing and other common areas will have paint finish. Multi-level car park will have cement & sand plastering subsequently finished with paint. The general lift lobbies will have paint finish in combination with imported marble and granite cladding, timber panelling, wall paper as per the interior designer’s recommendations.
Lastly the ground floor entrance lobby will also have a paint finish in combination with imported marble or granite cladding/timber panelling/wall paper at designated areas as per the interior designer’s recommendations.
1. The Apartments:
2. The Apartments:
Windows & the 42 façade
The unique building height of the 42 demands specialised solutions when it comes to the windows and the façade. Double glazed, high precision aluminium windows and glazing system (powder coated / anodised / PVDF coated) with partially fixed and partially openable shutters form the overall structure.
The balcony railing is uniformly designed at 2m high with a glass balustrade and stainless steel hand rail for safety purposes.
The living, dining, entrance, foyer, bedrooms, toilets and study doors are going to be made of solid hardwood for longevity and design.
The servants’ quarters, servants’ toilets, wet kitchens and other services areas will have phenol bonded, hot pressed, flush doors shutters with seasoned hard wood frames duly finished in high quality spray paint and fitted with quality hardware.
And lastly, the stairways and services areas shall be provided with fire resistant doors. All doors, shall lead to the comforts of the 42!
Sanitary, CP & Shower fittings
THE 42 team plans to use only the best when it comes to fittings that will give the 42 apartments a unique look, quality finish and long lasting products. The brands listed per category of fixtures are the family which the 42 intends to use across the project:
For Plumbing & Water Management
The efficient water distribution with water geysers in all bathrooms and the kitchen rainwater harvesting system as well as the sewage treatment plant adopt the latest technology for efficient handling of sewage / waste water within the building premises.
The list of specifications is really quite specific! The electrical installation includes fire resistant low mmoke cables and wires with quality switches and sockets along with fully automated lighting controls in all the apartments by Lutron /Creston /Honeywell or similar.
The air conditioning control with temperature set provision as well as motorised curtain controls in each room along with motion sensor lighting in the toilets and passageways completes the ‘smart home’ experience as well at the 42.
Television & Telephone
The telecom systems within any environment are fast becoming the life blood of its residents. Thus the television as well as the telephonic set up at the apartments at the 42 include compatible wiring for cable television and a centralised satellite dish provision takes care of the other channels through the living areas and all bedrooms.
Telehone points are omnipresent in the living room and all bedrooms. There, you are all sorted!
The Lightening Protection & Earthing
42’s lightning protection is in compliance with IS 2309 which is the industry standard and meant for buildings of this stature.
The water proofing of the floors of the toilets, planter boxes, terraces and the ultimate roof is done using the latest technology on this front.
The fully air-conditioned apartments at 42 use imported VRV /VRF systems with complete temperature control arrangement in each room adapting a state of the art technology in this space.
Fire detection, alarm & suppression
The critical systems are well planned and in place for the utmost safety of the residents… specific details include:
Power & Backup
THE 42 comes with 24/7, 100% power backup. There is instant change overs between the mains and an auto synchronized DG set up using the PLC system.
Safety, security and access control
THE 42 provides a 24 x 7 vigilance facility with CCTV cameras covering maximum ground.
Proximity card readers with boom barrier/bollard control ensure further control of access in the premises.
Usage of swipe card controls access to entrance lobby and lifts as per international standards.
To add to the smart home experience, biometric front door locks and video door phones help monitor the main access points and all visitors.
Vertical transportation, also known as lifts.
THE 42 will sport 4 high-speed passenger lifts and 1 service-and-fireman lift as well as 1 goods lift for all the apartments. There are 3 passenger lifts at the multi-level-car-park and 1 dedicated service lift for the multifunctional kitchen area. All in all, all areas are well covered with ‘vertical transportation’.
The driveways at the 42 are designed with reinforced concrete slabs with hardener in order to provide fire tender access. It also consists of RCC with PU technology for the car park ramp/driveway in the multi-level car park. The technical specifications are designed based on industry standards.
Elegant greens surround the external drivers and the multi-level car park which have a finishing of stone and/or paver blocks.
Fun facilities @ THE 42
THE 42 is designed to take care of most of your needs and can fun be far behind? Apart from the standard facilities found in most residential buildings, the 42 commitment for high-end luxury begins with each space being designed to suit a luxury hotel… for example, the 42 sports the following:
THE 42 will provide access to always-on Wi-Fi access along with signal boosters for uniform access.
THE 42 USP
If the specifications above are not unique enough, there are many other elements of the 42 which makes it stand out as a stellar residential building in Kolkata. Some of them include:
1) The Green Building Certification: THE 42 aims to be LEED Gold Rating certified as per the IGBC standards. Some of the requirements for this certification include the use of :
2) A separate multi-level car park for THE 42 and the Club spanning G+6 for the residents and their visitors as well as emergency contacts like doctors and so on.
3) With the unique height of THE 42, the façade glazing is critical both from safety and aesthetics point of overview. High performance, external glazing with double glazed glass with a low U factor and shading coefficient ensures maximum light and minimum heat radiation.
4) The Club at THE 42 is a talking point for most visitors. Read more about it here.
5) THE 42’s aesthetics is designed to make it stand out in everyday life. Be it the landscape and water features that act as a balm at the end of a long day or the façade lighting designed by a lighting designer to highlight the beauty of the structure, and your home.
THE 42 at the Highest Sustainability Standard
THE 42 will be constructed to follow the Indian Green Building Council standards. IGBC is a Government scheme which seeks to improve the sustainability of new developments, focusing on environmentally friendliness and power efficient design and construction thus improving the environmental impact of buildings.