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Caracella Club in Delhi, An upside down club

Dec 23, 2011


The club, which forms part of the new Orange County build by Meriton Group, was inspired by the Wonder Works 'inverted amusement parks' in Tennessee and Florida in the United States.
Built for their entertainment value, these structures are equipped with extreme experience zones - the disaster zone, the challenge zone, space, sound and light zones and laser tag zones.

But the Caracella Club - named after the first club built by ancient Romans - will be a space for local residents to socialise, but with a twist.
From some angles, the building gives the illusion of tipping over and Meriton director Avnish Agrawal said it would hopefully provide a focal point for the refurbished area, as well as a draw for tourists.
'At present, Indirapuram is looked at as a mere junior cousin to Noida, despite the fact that the former is better connected to Delhi,' he said.
'Over 80 per cent of the 700 apartments have already been sold.'

The inverted building is said to be the first of its kind in India, although there are already a few examples of similar structures around the world - aside from the Caracella Club's inspirations.
In Japan's Matsumoto city in Nagano, the Sakasa restaurant features fittings including buckets as lampshades, in addition to the outside of the building being 'on its roof'.
Poland, Russia and Turkey also boast their own 'upside-down houses', some built as tourist attractions and some by (rather strange) private landowners.

The club is the third ‘inverted’ building in the world. To give the impression that it has fallen from heaven, inverted pillars and some part of its walls and roof is given a broken look outside. The interior, however, does not not only look right side up but it is stronger than many other clubhouses.

The exclusive country club for Orange County residents provide top quality facilities. The club is equipped with the latest recreational facilities, such as relaxing spas and saunas, a fully modernized gymn and a Jacuzzi. It also has an elite bar as well as massage and yoga centres.

Caracella Club in Delhi

Caracella Club in Delhi

Caracella Club in Delhi