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Official Name World One
Name of Complex The World Towers
Structure Type Building
Status Under Construction
Country India
City Mumbai
Street Address & Map Lower Parel
Building Function residential
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2010
Construction Start 2011
Completion 2018
Official Website The World Towers

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Lodha Developers
Design Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Architect of Record Somaya & Kalappa Consultants
Structural Engineer
Design Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Peer Review BuroHappold Engineering
MEP Engineer
Design BuroHappold Engineering
Main Contractor Arabian Construction Company; Simplex Infrastructures Ltd.
Other Consultant
Façade FACET Facade Design & Engineering Consultancy
• Façade Maintenance Lerch Bates
• Geotechnical Langan Engineering
• Interiors Giorgio Armani
• Landscape Ken Smith Landscape Architect; M/S Prabhakar B. Bhagwat
• Lighting George Sexton Associates
• Vertical Transportation Barker Mohandas, LLC
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Elevator Sematic S.r.l.
• Façade Maintenance Equipment CoxGomyl

About World One

World One is the first of three signature residential towers that form the core of Mumbai’s Lodha Place, a 17-acre development master planned in 2009. The project brief called for a design that would not only epitomize the highest international standards in luxury living, but symbolize the emergence of Mumbai as a key world city. This meant, among other things, establishing an iconic skyline presence characterized by unprecedented height. Until recently, high-rise residential buildings in the city topped out at around 50 stories. Planning a tower twice that height involved the reinvention of the typical “inside-out” design process and the reconsideration of a wide variety of structural and planning approaches, including safety and sustainability.

The tower’s unique cloverleaf plan and three-tier elevation is a decisive response to the singular challenge of creating a supertall residential tower on a compact site. The building’s special shape affords each residence with a corner living and dining room, featuring a wraparound terrace and unobstructed views of the city. Self-shading, cross ventilation, high-performance insulating glass, and a wide array of efficient mechanical and electrical systems contribute to the building’s anticipated LEED-Gold certification.

The building’s rigorously gridded façade is detailed in such a way that achieves a visual unity befitting its size and iconic stature from afar, while respecting the scale and clues of inhabitation up close. Fully embracing the idea that a tall building should contribute as much to the life of the city at ground level as it does on the skyline, World One’s base gives way to a generously proportioned circular entry court along a gently arced boulevard that links the tower to the city, bringing urban energy into the experience of the building.

CTBUH Initiatives

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Research

Global News

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Iconic, Luxurious, Supertall, Safe, Sustainable (and Conventional)
Oct 2011 – Jay L. Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; William J. Faschan, Leslie E. Robertson Associates

Research Papers

Sustainable (Vertical) Urbanism, Grounded - Three Case Studies
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism