Namaste W Hotel Mumbai

Mumbai / India / 2010

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The central aim of the hotel’s design was to produce an iconic form that will be instantly recognized at the local, regional and international architectural calibers. The result is a concept based on the traditional Indian greeting of ‘namaste’, in which the hands are placed together in a heartfelt gesture of hospitality and welcome. The two wings of the hotel symbolize the hands; the facades are finished in decorative designs inspired by the hennaed patterns applied to the hands of honored guests at Indian celebrations. 


This design creates a vertical corridor of space which is divided by access decks at each level that open into tall vertical atriums at either end, in addition to a generous quadruple-height atrium at the summit. The atriums flood the interiors with natural daylight and provide superb views over the city of Mumbai. At the plant floor levels, the atriums are fragmented by internal gardens that bring greenery and oxygen into the space. 


At the ground level, the towers are supported by a symmetrical podium that supports the imagery of hands via a continuity of fountains and cascades, providing references to sleeves and clothing. The podium includes the reception area and a large ballroom space, along with associated service spaces. The hotel portion of the tower includes 384 hotel rooms which cater to the ‘W brand’ standards. The tower also includes 5,500 m2 of high-end retail and commercial space and 9,000 m2 of office accommodation. 


Disclaimer:  Shaun Killa was Design Director, Head of the Architecture Department and Principal Design Architect at Atkins. He worked with Ben Piper as Senior Associate Architect on the concept design. In 2016, the client contracted Killa Design to complete the schematic and detailed designs as well as site supervision of the project.


Features:
301m High, 384 Key Rooms for W Hotel with Ballroom and High-End Retail 


Type:
Hospitality 


Status:
Under construction 


Date:
2010 - present

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    The central aim of the hotel’s design was to produce an iconic form that will be instantly recognized at the local, regional and international architectural calibers. The result is a concept based on the traditional Indian greeting of ‘namaste’, in which the hands are placed together in a heartfelt gesture of hospitality and welcome. The two wings of the hotel symbolize the hands; the facades are finished in decorative designs inspired by the hennaed patterns applied to the...

    Project details
    • Year 2010
    • Client Jaguar Buildcon
    • Status Current works
    • Type Hotel/Resorts / Tourist Facilities / Interior Design
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