Veranda Offices, MVRDV's first project in Sri Lanka breaks ground
Last week, the ground breaking ceremony took place marking the start of construction for Veranda Offices, a 12,000m2 mixed-use building and MVRDV’s first project in Sri Lanka. Veranda Offices were developed in collaboration with local co-architects, ACS Integrated and PWA Architects for client Moot Manor (Pvt) Ltd with a completion date set for February 2019.
Colombo, like many other South-Asian cities, is moving towards developing into a future as a high dense Metropole, with multiple large-scale offices and residential towers. Veranda Offices continues this current trend but it is also forward-looking, conscious of its architectural context, and will be a model for future development in the city.
The building is a 12,000m2, eight storeys high, mixed-use office block offering some commercial activities in an activated plinth. Its ground level is landscaped and embedded to create a pedestrian link leading to lively neighbouring which offer finance, business, saloon and gallery spaces. The façade design is inspired by local Sri Lankan weaving patterns. These together with open verandas and large glass panoramic windows, wrap around the building mimicking weaving techniques but also allows for office divisions where inner separated walls do not disrupt the overall façade identity.
Read more about the project via the project page here