OMA to shape the future of mumbai with a pair of 'prestige liberty towers'

OMA to shape the future of mumbai with a pair of 'prestige liberty towers'

a growing mumbai

 

sited among mumbai‘s historic textile mills, OMA‘s prestige liberty towers is located in the mahalaxmi district formerly known as girangon, the ‘village of mills.’ central to the city’s economy especially during colonial times, the area is now rapidly transforming into a global financial city, buzzing with new transport networks, high-rise residential, retail and office spaces. 

 

the design by OMA takes advantage of the views overlooking mumbai’s mahalakshmi racecourse to the arabian sea with two staggered prestige liberty towers rising 200 meters (656 feet) and 290 meters (950 feet) — one of the largest office developments in the city. the rectangular column-free floors, combined with full height curved glass facades, are designed to maximize the office plan efficiency with light filled, high quality workspaces. the restrained material selection of indian black basalt and glass provide a counterpoint to the urban surroundings.

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OMA’s prestige liberty towers

 

OMA’s towers in mumbai are designed to respect the increasing importance of decentralized work, providing flexible working areas. prestige liberty towers’ large, open floors can be subdivided to accommodate one or more companies on the same floor and enable a variety of working styles and office layouts. the lofty ceilings and the energy efficient facades with full-height windows allow for more natural light than the average office building. micro-perforated acoustic aluminum panels and vibration control ensure appropriate acoustics in the working environments.

 

integrating the arrival lobbies, a five-story podium houses a retail mall and is elevated to distribute shared infrastructures and allow vehicle circulation beneath the building and the entrance to a fully automated basement carpark. between the OMA-designed mumbai towers a garden roof terrace directly accessed from the coworking, restaurant and shopping areas provide much needed amenity space for connection and relaxation for office users and locals.

OMA  mumbai

 

 

central to the tremendous retail podium of OMA’s mumbai project is a generous atrium. the large glazed wall allows for natural light to enter the retail areas, opening the mall to the city. the shear glass facade contrasts with the restrained black of the indian basalt podium cladding. inside, the retail mall continues with a simple palette of cool tones with metal panels, back-painted white glass and grey seamless terrazzo inset with brass inlays.

 

throughout all levels of the podium a broad range of programs is offered — an open podium, food court, restaurants, cinemas and a theater — to enrich with cultural and public events which extend the life of the building long after the work day is over.

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project info:

 

project title: prestige liberty towers
architecture: OMA / iyad alsaka
status: schematic design, construction enabling works
client: prestige office ventures / DB realty
location: mumbai, maharashtra, india
partner: iyad alsaka

 

schematic design phase
project director: adrianne fisher, wael sleiman
team: margarida amial, danny arakji, deniz arikan, dagna dambiecka, michael den otter, lucien glass, helena daher gomez, igor jablan, daan ooievaar, konstantinos papasimakis, lukasz skalec, anahita tabrizi

 

concept design phase
project director: juliet moore, wael sleiman
team: agnieszka dabek, fabio esposito, mike fritsch, tianyi huang, ran huo, igor jablan, alexandra paritzky, antonia rubic, iason stathatos, natasha trice

collaborators
engineering: burohappold
façade engineering: meinhardt facades
local architect: mandviwala qutub associates approvals consultant: spaceage
traffic consultant: TTEC
VT consultant: lerch bates
real estate consultant: jones lang lasalle / arch realty

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