Colombo Portcity Design by SOM

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP—the internationally renowned architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firm, in association with Grant Associates landscape architecture—has won the International Urban Design Ideas Competition held for the Financial District and Marina District of Colombo Port City.

Here are few snaps and concepts by them along with some interesting facts about the multi billion dollar project, Colombo Portcity (AKA Colombo Financial City).

Port City Colombo is a large-scale integrated city being developed on more than 200ha of reclaimed land near Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is the single biggest private sector development in the country and expected to transform Colombo into a commerce, tourism and cultural hub.

The new city will comprise five main urban precincts or districts, namely International Island, Island Living, Central Park Living, Financial District and The Marina.

The proposed design of the development is influenced by the diverse landscape and intricate tropical climate of the country. The development provides striking views with a clear hierarchy when viewed from key locations within the city.

Construction works began with the reclamation of land for the project. As of June 2017, 45% of the reclamation process was completed.The first piece of land for construction is expected to be ready by mid-2018, while the entire reclamation is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Port City Colombo will be developed as a green city featuring an abundant open area, waterways and parks. The buildings will feature green roofs, while car parks will include tree shading.

View the article on Colombo Megapolis Master Plan

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