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Moshe Safdie to design Colombo’s tallest tower


Indocean Developers, a venture of South City Projects (Kolkata) (SCPKL), has assigned renowned architect Moshe Safdie to design an iconic 65-storey residential tower in Colombo, which will be the tallest in the Srilankan capital.

The $400 million mixed-use project over two acres facing the Beira Lake, overlooking the Indian Ocean will comprise a mix of high end retail stores, restaurants, spas and residential apartments.

Moshe Safdie is known for his Marina Bay Sands in Singapore – the world largest gravity-defying cantilever structure. The mixed-use integrated resort is recognised by being the world’s largest (340 mt. long) gravity-defying cantilever. Moshe’s other noteworthy projects include Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex in Anandpur, Punjab, India; the United States Institute of Peace Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas; and Golden Dream Bay, a residential and retail complex in Qinhuangdao, China.

The 400-apartment development by Indocean is expected to be launched shortly, with piling commencing in August. The residential tower is looking to target expatriates, Non-Resident Sri Lankans and HNIs among others.

Sushil Mohta, Director –South City Projects (Kolkata) said, “With the successful completion of the South City in Kolkata, we made it evident that as a developer from Eastern India we are no less to bring together world-class design and architectural technologies which has affirmatively given Kolkata its much needed face-lift. Similarly, the Colombo development is a ‘ticket’ for South City to lead off its superior expertise into the international waters and we are confident to shine yet again to undertake world-class projects and work in sync with renowned design consultants.”

Kolkata-based SCPKL, established in 2000, is one of the largest property groups in India. SCPKL has an impressive track record developing large-scale residential and commercial projects, including the record-making, tallest South City residential tower in Kolkata, and the South City shopping mall covering a million sq ft in Kolkata.

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