Lodha Worlrest, Mumbai, India | Architect: PCF & Partners d C

Lodha World Crest

Building Owner: Lodha Group
Architect: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Completed: 2018
Fabricator/ Installer: Alumayer India Pvt Ltd
Product: ALUCOBOND® PLUS
Surface finish: PVDF/FEVE coil coated
Standard color: Dark grey metallic, Light grey metallic

The first tower to greet you as you drive into the magnificent Lodha Place, World Crest offers spectacular views of Mumbai’s 7 islands. The World Crest is a 57 storied residential tower with a height of 223 meters. Lodha Group purchased the 7.1-hectare (17.5-acre) site of the defunct Shrinivas Mill in Lower Parel, Mumbai from Shrinivas Cotton in 2005. The construction of the tower was completed in 2018.

Rising majestically above the City and the Arabian Sea , World Crest Towers stands as the tallest residential tower in India. Never before has a residential structure of such height emerged, that too in the very heart of MumbaiIndia’s gateway to the world.

But World Crest iconic status cannot only be attributed to the sheer scale of its structure. It is a symbol of our times, a reflection of India’s stature on the global stage and a tribute to the collective vision of the greatest talent

In an unprecedented move, legends from across the globe- the recognized names in design, architecture and lifestyle services, have come together to lend their expertise to the creation of this icon. And more importantly, to create the holistic experience that it provides – of the best that the city has to offer.

Designing a structure this historic and unique would have been daunting for anyone, barring a firm with credentials that are perhaps as extensive as its lists of landmarks. Not many need to be acquainted with the legendary Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the creators of architectural marvels like the Pyramid at the Grand Louvre, Paris, the John Hancock Tower in Boston, and the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong. Lodha World Towers is yet another masterpiece to join the ranks of these remarkable structures. It is a destination unto itself, which has set the benchmark for urban planning in the country.

Needless to say, with World Crest, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners have surpassed themselves yet again. Whether it’s the monumental height of the edifice, the unique cloverleaf configuration that provides spectacular and unobstructed views from each residence, or the sheer luxury with which it is imbued, every detail seamlessly comes together, making it unquestionably the city’s most coveted address.

Being a residential project fire protection was of primary importance and ALUCOBOND® PLUS was qualified as a preferred cladding material considering the highest quality standards adhered by 3A Composites India Pvt. Ltd. ALUCOBOND® PLUS; fire retardant aluminium composite material in metallic finish with special colors was used for this project.

ALUCOBOND® PLUS with its versatility as a cladding material was able to meet the desired curvatures and forms to achieve its unique shape which gave the fluidic look for the building and simultaneously meet the desired fire safety norms.

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