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

SOM Wins Competition to Master Plan Port City Colombo in Sri Lanka, © SOM | Meshroom
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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 existingColombo 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.

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Recognized by the jury for its exceptional ecological and cultural sensitivity, SOM’s master plan consists of a series of urban elements – squares, canals, gardens, a park and harbor – that draw from Sri Lanka’s unique geography and ecology. A central civic plaza features shaded promenades inspired by hanging gardens, which extend around the perimeter of the new marina.

“The locally resonant design approach is also apparent along the canal edge promenade, where inlets of varying character reference the lagoons of Sri Lanka’s rich and articulated coastline,” the architects explain.

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A waterfront cultural venue located adjacent to the CBD of Port City Colombo will also draw people toward to marina, as well as serve as an iconic backdrop for gathering and events. The various towers designed for the plan will come together to create a “striking, legible” skyline that presents itself toward several key points throughout the city.

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The master plan has been developed within a sustainable development framework that will allow the the district to grow and adapt to future concerns. A timeline for construction estimates the project to complete by 2041.

News via SOM.

Include Water Conservation In Your Summer Plans

 
Are you thinking about your water usage this summer?

Did you know only three percent of the Earth’s water is drinkable? For GROHE, the conscious use of energy and resources is not just a challenge but also a great pleasure. That’s why we channel all of our inventive spirit into masterminding sustainable systems and technology, such as GROHE EcoJoy, which helps save up to 68 percent of water.

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GROHE Foot Control Drives Your Imagination

In a world of possibilities, all you have to do is take the first step to achieve the unimaginable. At GROHE we are always working towards solutions to preserve as much water as possible, exemplified in our Foot Control technology. With GROHE Foot Control, there is no longer a need to leave the water running when your hands are full – just tap your foot to turn the faucet on and off.

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As you’ve probably heard, GROHE SmartControl personalizes your shower by adjusting and saving your preferred shower settings. Did you know, SmartControl also has TurboStat technology, which ensures that the chosen temperature is reached and maintained within fractions of a second? It also comes with a SafeStop button, which prevents the water temperature from heating up to more than 100 degrees. Plus, GROHE CoolTouch keeps the outer surface at a temperature that is safe to touch. All you have to do is PUSH, TURN, SHOWER.

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