Down to busi­ness

Gardens Illustrated Magazine - - Design Update -

An in­ter­na­tional ur­ban de­sign com­pe­ti­tion to cre­ate a new busi­ness district and ma­rina for Colombo in Sri Lanka has been awarded to British ar­chi­tects Skid­more, Owings & Mer­rill with land­scape de­sign by Grant As­so­ciates. Sri Lanka’s var­ied land­scape and com­plex trop­i­cal cli­mate form the key de­sign in­spi­ra­tions for the mas­ter­plan, which in­cludes a new city park, har­bour and gar­dens. In­spired by hang­ing gar­dens, the cen­tral plaza will fea­ture shaded prom­e­nades that en­cir­cle the new ma­rina at the wa­ter­front.

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