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June2015

Altair launches in Maldives to a massive reception

June 15, 2015

Altair,  Sri Lanka’s iconic luxury residential high-rise development launched to a receptive crowd in Maldives this week. In an event held at Hotel Jen in Male,  Altair team along with it’s local partners DAMAS Real Estate made presentations to prospective apartment buyers.

The event has already managed to create significant media buzz with several media outlets immediately publishing stories of the event.   These include articles in Vaguthu, Haveeru, Avas  and the Sun.

Being an Iconic development designed by celebrity architect Moshe Safdie, Altair offers a unique value proposition for foreign buyers as a lucrative investment opportunity as well as a luxury living arrangement in one of the tallest buildings in South Asia.

The Altair team is in Maldives till the 17 of June 2015  and can be contacted on +960 7502908 or +960 7503945

More Pictures from the event courtesy Vuguthu 

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Moshe Safdie Wins AIA 2015 Gold Medal, Ehrlich Architects Receives Firm Award

June 10, 2015

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced Moshe Safdie and Ehrlich Architects as recipients, respectively, of its 2015 Gold Medal and Architecture Firm Award, the organization’s highest honors. “I don’t want to call the award a culmination because I am pretty active and I want to keep going,” jokes Safdie, who is celebrating his practice’s fiftieth anniversary.

Born in 1938 in Haifa, Israel, Safdie cites the young nation’s solidarity-infused atmosphere as a strong influence in his architectural approach—a socially-focused architecture. After an apprenticeship under Louis Kahn (1971 Gold Medal recipient), Safdie designed Habitat 67 in Montreal, which, according to the architect, is “still no doubt my most radical achievement.” Other celebrated works include YadVashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem, the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

“For me this award is so moving because the Gold Medal is something you get from your peers,” Safdie says. In his case, these peers—who wrote recommendation letters for Safdie—include Mohsen Mostafavi, Richard Rogers, and Frank Gehry, who wrote in his recommendation letter: “The world at large is a better place because of [Safdie’s] work.”

Safdie won out over two other finalists—Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown and Eric Owen Moss.

Development Progress for June

June 9, 2015

From achieving our first milestone, we have made tremendous development.  Altair, on schedule to stand at an incredible height of 240 meters upon completion and be one of the most iconic buildings of the Colombo skyline.

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Moshe Safdie Wins AIA 2015 Gold Medal, Ehrlich Architects Receives Firm Award

June 1, 2015

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced Moshe Safdie and Ehrlich Architects as recipients, respectively, of its 2015 Gold Medal and Architecture Firm Award, the organization’s highest honors. “I don’t want to call the award a culmination because I am pretty active and I want to keep going,” jokes Safdie, who is celebrating his practice’s fiftieth anniversary.

Born in 1938 in Haifa, Israel, Safdie cites the young nation’s solidarity-infused atmosphere as a strong influence in his architectural approach—a socially-focused architecture. After an apprenticeship under Louis Kahn (1971 Gold Medal recipient), Safdie designed Habitat 67 in Montreal, which, according to the architect, is “still no doubt my most radical achievement.” Other celebrated works include YadVashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem, the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

“For me this award is so moving because the Gold Medal is something you get from your peers,” Safdie says. In his case, these peers—who wrote recommendation letters for Safdie—include Mohsen Mostafavi, Richard Rogers, and Frank Gehry, who wrote in his recommendation letter: “The world at large is a better place because of [Safdie’s] work.”

Safdie won out over two other finalists—Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown and Eric Owen Moss.