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Colombo

‘Hope’ Lavan’s Studio Apartment / MMGS ARCHITECTS

18:00 - 25 August, 2018
‘Hope’ Lavan’s Studio Apartment / MMGS ARCHITECTS, © Ramitha Watareka
© Ramitha Watareka

© Ramitha Watareka © Ramitha Watareka © Ramitha Watareka © Ramitha Watareka + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Apartment 55/6, Alwis Place, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
  • Principal Architect

    Godridge Samuel
  • Project Architect

    Chathurika Kulasinghe
  • Area

    45.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

MVRDV Breaks Ground on Office Building Inspired by Sri Lankan Weaving Patterns

14:01 - 31 July, 2017
MVRDV Breaks Ground on Office Building Inspired by Sri Lankan Weaving Patterns, Courtesy of MVRDV
Courtesy of MVRDV

MVRDV, in collaboration with local co-architects ACS Integrated and PWA Architects, has broken ground on a 12,000-square-meter mixed-use office block in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Known as the Veranda Offices, the 8-story building draws inspiration from local Sri Lankan weaving patterns, creating a system of flexible interior office spaces that open onto verandas and panoramic glass windows.

SOM Wins Competition to Master Plan Port City Colombo in Sri Lanka

14:00 - 21 July, 2017
SOM Wins Competition to Master Plan Port City Colombo in Sri Lanka, © SOM | Meshroom
© SOM | Meshroom

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), in collaboration with landscape architects Grant Associates, has been selected as the unanimous winner of the International Urban Design Ideas Competition for the Financial District and Marina District of the Port City Colombo, Sri Lanka. An extension of the existing Colombo Central Business District (CBD), the new Port City district will comprise a whopping 269 hectares of development, transforming the area into a hub for commerce, tourism, and culture.

© SOM | Meshroom © SOM | Meshroom © SOM | Meshroom © SOM | Meshroom + 5

'Urban Envelope' Samuel House / MMGS Architects

21:00 - 8 March, 2017
'Urban Envelope' Samuel House  / MMGS Architects, © Eresh Weerasuriya
© Eresh Weerasuriya

© Malaka Weligodapola © Malaka Weligodapola © Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya + 37

Layered House / KWA Architects

17:00 - 15 January, 2016
© Eresh Weerasuriya
© Eresh Weerasuriya
  • Architects

  • Location

    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Architect in Charge

    Thilan Koththigoda
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya + 19

Nugegoda House / Chinthaka Wickramage associates

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
Nugegoda House / Chinthaka Wickramage associates, © Eresh Weerasuriya
© Eresh Weerasuriya

© Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Architect in Charge

    Chinthaka Wickramage, Nileeka Senerath
  • Civil Contractor

    Pasalka builders and decorators ltd.
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

House 1 / Isurunath Pramitha Associates

01:00 - 10 March, 2014
House 1 / Isurunath Pramitha Associates, © Eresh Weerasuriya
© Eresh Weerasuriya

© Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya + 22

Krrish Square / Maison Edouard François

01:00 - 7 June, 2013
Krrish Square / Maison Edouard François, © Maison Edouard François
© Maison Edouard François

In the heart of Colombo, Sri Lanka, a lot surrounds a historic British-colonial building. In this country, density is not limited and the program quickly takes on an exceptional scale. Designed by Maison Edouard François, the 450,000m² Heritage Building is planned for offices, apartments, a hotel, a cinema, and a commercial center. As two spectacular bridges unite the three towers, the challenge becomes how to successfully create such a massive program adjacent to a historic monument. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Colombo Mixed-Use Development / Safdie Architects

04:00 - 21 June, 2012
Courtesy of Safdie Architects
Courtesy of Safdie Architects

Safdie Architects was recently selected to design a new mixed-use development in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The 69-storey mixed-use project will be the first for Moshe Safdie in Sri Lanka, and is expected to be the tallest residential building in Colombo when it is completed. The design includes expansive family and community space amenities such as community gardens, shared outdoor spaces within the upper levels of the building, and individual roof gardens or terraces for every residence, a hallmark of Safdie’s design philosophy to provide access to outdoor spaces in high density urban housing. More images and architects’ description after the break.

BHC Colombo / Richard Murphy Architects

00:00 - 26 March, 2010
BHC Colombo / Richard Murphy Architects, © David Morris © Richard Murphy Architects
© David Morris © Richard Murphy Architects

© David Morris © Richard Murphy Architects © David Morris © Richard Murphy Architects © David Morris © Richard Murphy Architects © David Morris © Richard Murphy Architects + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Project Director

    Richard Murphy
  • Project Architect

    Matt Bremner
  • Architectural Assistant

    Tim Bayman
  • Executive Architects

    Milroy Perera Associates
  • Project Manager

    Edmond Shipway
  • Structural Engineers

    SKM Anthony Hunts
  • M+E Engineers

    Fulcrum Consulting
  • Landscape Architects

    Gross Max
  • Lighting Designers

    Speirs and Major Associates
  • Client

    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Contractor

    Gibs Ltd.
  • Budget

    Euro $7.5 M
  • Area

    3400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs