Rising high above Central Mumbai, World One is the tallest of three signature residential towers that form the core of Lodha Place, a 17-acre mixed-use development master planned by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in 2009.
World One’s unique cloverleaf plan is a decisive response to the singular challenge of creating an iconic supertall residential tower on a dense site. The apartments—six “world residences” per floor in the first tier, two “world villas” per floor in the second tier, and duplex “world mansions” at the top of the tower—are naturally cross-ventilated, with high-performance low-E glazing and automated lighting controls.
The building’s unique shape provides ample solar shading as well as panoramic views of the city. Additional sustainable features include green roofs, Dark Sky–compliant exterior lighting, recycled content, and local materials. Efficient handling of water includes rainwater harvesting, gray water treatment and recycling, and black water sewage treatment.
Within Lodha Place, a 17-acre mixed-use development in Lower Parel, Mumbai
residences; spa & fitness center; above and below grade parking; 5.7-acre private landscaped terrace with indoor and outdoor pool, event lawn, and other amenities
Architecture; exterior envelope
Green Good Design Award: Architecture
Chicago Athenaeum / European Centre, 2012
The building’s cloverleaf shape provides solar shading to the residences’ balconies and windows, while affording each unit a corner living and dining room, with a wraparound terrace and unobstructed, panoramic views of the city. Similarly, every bedroom has a full-width balcony.
Associate Architect: Somaya & Kalappa Consultants Private Limited, Mumbai; Structural: Leslie E. Robertson Associates, New York / Mumbai; Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers PC, New York / Mumbai; Landscape: Ken Smith Landscape Architect, New York; Landscape: M/S Prabhakar B. Bhagwat, Mumbai; Vertical Transportation: Barker Mohandas, LLC; Images: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, PCF&P