Situated in one of the most industrialized towns of Tamil Nadu, Fun Republic in Coimbatore has already scored points with its choice of location. The Avinashi Road connects South India’s textile capital with yet another fabric fort – the town of Tirupur - and pretty much has the entertainment and leisure opportunities covered between the two cities.
Given the profile of the road, the project was conceived by acquiring an east-facing 3.5 acre plot, formerly owned by the National Textile Corporation (NTC). This 3,35,000 sq. ft (leasable area) project, with anchors like Shoppers Stop, Reliance Mart, Reliance Trends, Cinepolis and others – has a large frontage of 240 feet with an access road that is 150 feet wide.
The mall has been interestingly laid out to provide frontage to each shop from the atrium. With an atrium of 15000 sq.ft, the body of the mall has been aligned akin to multi layered boulders in conjunction. The idea is to merge with the rocky landscape of the city, rather than project a stern looking, glass-backed architecture.