Marina Square

Type
Mixed Use
Location
250, Srimath Ramanathan Mawatha, Colombo 15
Client
Harbor Village (pvt) Ltd
Year
2016 - Ongoing
Scope
Lead Consultants providing Consortium Services for Architecture, Services Engineering, Interior Design and Project Management
Status
Construction stage

The Marina Square Mixed Development overlooking the Colombo Port & cityscape, is one of Sri Lanka’s largest mixed development projects. With over thirty floors, the five towers that form Marina Square accommodate 1,088 residential units, offices and retail space. The sustainable development provides the area with a much needed, varied offering of luxury apartment unit typologies in close proximity to public transport & infrastructure networks, the up-and-coming Port City, commercial and civic destinations amidst the vibrancy of the Colombo Port. 

Each apartment in the residential towers is architecturally designed to meet the needs of a luxury home. The towers are thoughtfully oriented to increase visual connections and capture broad vistas of Colombo’s fast changing skyline from key living spaces within the apartment. The Lotus Tower serves as a focal point in this unrivalled panoramic landscapea striking reminder of the cultural context in which the complex is located.  

Warm undertones that soften the interiors are provided by the light timber-based palette. The slender modern timber furniture and black framed windows give a sleek and modern touch to the space whilst retaining its homeliness.  

Despite its elevated living spaces, the allowance of greenery and the sculpting of voids ensures that the towers remain unimposing at a human scale. The podium accommodates a swimming pool, gymnasium, club house, rentable office spaces, as well as retail facilities. The four-storey void at the podium swimming pool blurs the boundary between the interior and exterior, resulting in an exclusive swimming experience. Multilevel greenery further emphasises the approachability and human centric spatial quality. Surrounding the towers are significant spans of greenery which make up the landscape of the square. The greenery provides a captivating foreground to the respectfully recessed towers. Simple, yet luxurious, Marina Square is conceived to be a symbol of sensitive, user-centric design.  


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