Namaste Tower, Mumbai

Namaste Tower, Mumbai (Hotel and Office Tower)

Architects: Atkins Design Studio, Dubai

Namaste Tower, Mumbai

Key Statistics:
120,000 m2 of Gross Construction Area
Exclusive restaurants, bars, banqueting and spa facilities
9,000 m2 of A grade office space
6,000 m2 of world class retail space
300 m overall building height
All images,renders and text were submitted by Atkins at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona(3-5 Nov 2010). It can be seen here.

Namaste is the traditional Indian Greeting, which in Sanskrit means ‘I bow to you’. The building is literally inspired from the Namaste gesture. The sides of the building, with its Mehndi and Paisley Design, acts like 2 hands clasped together. The building is greeting the city and people of Mumbai. Atkins says ‘We aimed to design a building that would become representative of the city: the picture postcard of Mumbai.’The building will be visible from 40 kms away owing to the 300 mts height of  the tower.  At the top of    the building  there     will  be a Sky Restaurant and Barm offering panoramic views of the  city.The Facade Graphic provides  the building  its Indian look  with the Bridal Mehndi design.
Namaste Tower
W Hotels has just announced plans for the Namaste Tower, a new W Hotel in Mumbai that is due to open July 2015. To follow the long tradition of great Indian architecture, the striking 984-foot-tall building will house 62 floors combined into a hotel, office, and retail space. It will stand as a landmark structure representing the burgeoning economic and cultural significance of India.

The Building Skin

The tower has been designed to cater for large scale Indian weddings. The occasion of a Mehndi ceremony (where the hands and feet of the bride and groom are decorated with henna) is often one of the most important  rituals in India.

General Arrangement

The tower is made up of two separate wings (or hands) which together form the architectural expression of “Namaste”. The space between the wings forms the corridor spaces. At either end of the corridor space a pair of open atria will offer hotel guests dramatic framed views out over the city. 

Atrium Gardens 

These atria also serve to bring natural light deep into the plan. At the plant floor levels these atria are broken with internal gardens that serve to bring greenery into the corridor and atrium spaces. It was a central design aim to ensure that the circulation areas of the hotel, (including corridors) are just as impressive as the rooms themselves

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pile foundation

The Podium

The geometry of the podium is designed to integrate fully with the design of the tower. Thus it is a highly symmetrical form that responds to the wing like canopies above the drop off. Containing mostly retail, the facade of the podium is activated with water features and fountains that cascade down to street level.

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