Construction has begun on OMA’s Prestige Liberty Towers mixed-used complex in Mumbai. The project is OMA’s first in India and is commissioned by the Bangalore-based Prestige Group...
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From the architect: Prestige Liberty Towers is situated in Mahalaxmi, the historic textile mills area at the heart of Mumbai, now rapidly transforming from an industrial city to a global financial center, buzzing with new transport networks, high-rise residential, retail and office spaces.
OMA’s design maximizes the views overlooking the historic Mahalakshmi Racecourse to the Arabian Sea with two staggered towers of 200 and 290 meters – at 270,000m² one of the largest office developments in the city. The rectangular column-free floors, combined with full height curved glass facades, are designed to enhance 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.
Integrating the arrival lobbies to the office towers, a five-story podium houses the 36,000m² retail mall. The structure is elevated to distribute shared infrastructures and allow vehicle circulation beneath the building and the entrance to a fully automated basement carpark. Between the towers a garden roof terrace directly accessed from the coworking, restaurant and shopping areas provides much needed amenity space for connection and relaxation for office users and locals.
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.
Iyad Alsaka, Partner-in-Charge: "Prestige Liberty Towers addresses the demand for high quality office space in Mumbai, India’s financial and commercial capital. More than that, the building offers spaces for activities that keep it alive well beyond working hours. I am excited to engage in a context that has a long history and at the same time a strong appetite for the new."
Adrianne Fisher, Director-in-Charge: “It is a privilege to be engaged with a high energy city which is rapidly redefining itself.”
The project is led by Iyad Alsaka, Adrianne Fisher and Wael Sleiman. Completion is expected in 2025.
Client: Prestige Office Ventures / DB Realty
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Year: 2018 - Ongoing
Partner: Iyad Alsaka
Project Director: Adrianne Fisher, Wael Sleiman
Schematic Design 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
Project Director: Juliet Moore, Wael Sleiman
Concept Team: Agnieszka Dabek, Fabio Esposito, Mike Fritsch, Tianyi Huang, Ran Huo, Igor Jablan, Alexandra Paritzky, Antonia Rubic, Iason Stathatos, Natasha Trice
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