Forms+Surfaces Designs & Installs World's Largest Passenger Elevator

The interior of the world's largest passenger elevator

Forms+Surfaces is proud to have beautified the world's largest passenger elevator interior, which is installed at Jio World Centre, BKC, Mumbai, India. The elevator features a plate area of 25.78 square meters (278 square feet), and has a rated capacity of 210 passengers. KONE supplied the primary elevator with a mild steel cabin structure.

The initial sketch of the world's largest passenger elevator interiors was presented in October of 2018. The interior design vision matched the lotus theme that is central to the Jio World Centre décor.

Elevator wall elevation

The Forms+Surfaces team believed in the idea and was highly passionate about working on a ground-breaking project; because here was a challenge that would get us to innovate, think out-of-the-box, and push our boundaries. Concurrently, we were aware of this landmark project's safety challenges. Thus, a core team was formed to coordinate with the various cross-functional stakeholders of the project, both internally and externally. The multi-talented Forms+Surfaces India team did the further work of engineering, prototyping, and manufacturing.

This gigantic elevator ceiling design had a custom-made crystal-studded luminaire in a lotus-shaped structure made from F+S Fused White Gold sheet, which was also the centre piece of this immensely elegant elevator interior. Its prismatic design appeals to a contemporary who embraces pared-back embellishments. 

Lighting inside the world's largest passenger elevator

The two walls of the elevator depict a lotus leaf lattice design. To ensure an all-round scenic view, these walls are made from sheets of F+S Fused White Gold with a Mirror finish.

Lotus Leaf lattice design

Ashish Maheshwari, Managing Director for Forms+Surfaces India, said: "This was a very challenging project as it involved custom manufacturing and comprehensive project management. The F+S global engineering and manufacturing teams helped us a lot, and the India team put in their finest efforts during the project's planning, engineering, manufacturing, and installation phases. The project team spent numerous hours installing the complex ceiling and wall panels. Overall, the job was a landmark moment for the India team, and we received many congratulatory messages after this stupendous execution. This wouldn't have been possible without exemplary team efforts."

Interior of the world's largest passenger elevator

We pride ourselves on offering state-of-the-art, custom-built solutions for such a demanding and unique project. The end result is an unparalleled perfect blend of engineering, art, and architecture!

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