ITC Narmada

Ahmedabad, India

To create a classic contemporary interior with multiple references to the locale and cultural heritage.

Smallwood researched the region to find elements that could act as points of reference for the interiors. The stepping of the building’s façade married well with the stepped wells from the village of Adalaj.

The interiors of the public areas use timber paneling and rich floor patterns to provide a classical feel but the detailing draws from Indian patterns and decorative elements and can be seen in the lift lobbies, reception ceilings, and across the F&B outlets.

The guestrooms have a more classical design where the locale is more subtly represented but fabric patterns, artwork, and accessories still refer to the vernacular of Ahmedabad.