SURAT: The Surat Diamond Bourse, with over 7.1 million square feet of floor space has become the world’s largest office building, according to a CNN report on July 19. This building has surpassed the Pentagon as the world’s largest office building,
With its impressive 15-story complex spanning over 35 acres, the bourse features a unique design of nine interconnected rectangular structures emanating from a central “spine”.
The CEO of the project, Mahesh Gadhavi, highlighted the advantages of the Surat Diamond Bourse, emphasizing how it will save thousands of people from daily travel to Mumbai by train for business purposes. He described it as a “better option” for conducting diamond trade activities.
The construction of the Surat Diamond Bourse was masterminded by Indian architecture firm Morphogenesis, which won an international design competition. The size of the project was determined by demand, with all offices being purchased by diamond companies before construction commenced.