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Altair development

Development Progress – February 2019

February 11, 2019

 

While the painting of the Altair structure continues the fixation of glass windows also continues.

Development Progress – December 2018

December 22, 2018

 

Altair Aglow.

Altair completed outer structure light up for the holiday season. While the painting of the Altair  continues the roof top sky garden and infinity pool is also taking shape .

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Development Progress – September 2018

October 9, 2018

 

While the painting of the Altair structure continues the roof top sky garden and infinity pool is also taking shape .

 

Development Progress – April 2018

April 6, 2018

The latest images of Altair, offering unique luxury apartments for sale in Sri Lanka is soon to grace Colombo’s skyline. Scheduled to open in 2018.

 

Altair Residential Development Tops Out

February 2, 2018

 

Altair, the 69-story luxury residential complex which fronts Beira Lake in Colombo, celebrated its “topping out” to mark the completion of structural work. Going back to ancient times, the topping out ceremony marks the milestone of the placement of the last structural steel beam at the final roof height. This important moment also celebrates the accomplishment of the structural construction crews and the transition to interior construction.

Altair is composed of two slender tower blocks, with one block leaning into the other vertical tower, which supports it. The towers are oriented to the movement of the sun and to harness the tropical breezes, and the units offer 270-degree views of Beira Lake and the Indian Ocean. The unique diagrid structural system accentuates the slope of the inclined stepped tower.

“It is very exciting to see the completed building form tapering elegantly toward the sky. The unique combination of a straight and a sloping stepped tower gives the building a very distinctive appearance and has become a landmark for locals and tourists,” said Charu Kokate, who visits the site regularly. The diagrid structure is highly rationalized and allows for naturally ventilated and beautifully lit units. The units are very private and with their special entrances are like “little houses in the sky”.

A generous allocation of space for public areas, a feature of high-end buildings, is even more evident in this building. Of Altair’s 1.5 million square feet of space, 828,000 square feet or 55 per cent is residential space. Of the balance, 36,000 square feet is allocated for retail while 636,000 square feet, or 42.5 per cent is public space.

 

The 400-unit towers offer spectacular views of the Beira Lake, the Indian Ocean and the city of Colombo. The building is scheduled for completion in July 2018 and is already 70 per cent sold.

Taken from safdiearchitects.com

 

Development Progress – October 2017

October 30, 2017

 

The latest images of Altair, soon to grace Colombo’s skyline with luxurious living. Scheduled to open in 2018.

 

Development Progress – February 2017

February 9, 2017

The latest images of Altair, soon to grace Colombo’s skyline with luxurious living. Scheduled to open in 2018.

 

Development Progress – November

November 10, 2016

The latest images of Altair, soon to grace Colombo’s skyline with luxurious living. Scheduled to open in 2018.

Development Progress – September

September 27, 2016

The latest images of Altair, soon to grace Colombo’s skyline with luxurious living. Scheduled to open in 2018.

Altair adds 6 floors in a month

September 27, 2016

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A modern-day architectural marvel is taking physical shape before Colombo’s eyes, as Altair’s iconic twin towers rises into the city sky at remarkable speed, a press release stated.

It added that promoter Indocean Developers reports that the building gained six floors in August 2016 — a benchmark given the intricacies of its structural design — and had reached its 32 level by the third week of September”.
“Designed by the celebrated global architectural genius Moshe Safdie, Altair will on completion in 2017 comprise of a 63-storey ‘leaning’ tower and a taller 68-storey vertical tower. It will have 400 luxury apartments that offer spectacular views of the Beira Lake, the Indian Ocean and the city of Colombo”, the release added.

“We are making excellent progress and are on schedule,” said SWA Project Manager and Altair’s Project Management Consultant, J. Domingo.
“Casting six floors in a month while ensuring International Specification Requirements pertaining to quality and safety is a new benchmark in the Sri Lankan construction industry”, he added.

“Altair’s local structural engineer Deepal Wickramasinghe commended the project’s contractor Shapoorji Pallonji Lanka Limited for the feat of building six floors in a month, despite the inherent structural complexities and composite nature of the construction that requires involvement of multiple trades” it added.

“Achieving completion of six floors a month in a masterpiece of its kind, while overcoming the logistic challenges and managing the cultural change involving various stakeholders is indeed a hard task,” Shapoorji Pallonji Lanka Limited, Project Director Baiju Ramakrishnan added. “Our commitment, dedication, hard work and international expertise in high rise construction are the factors that have made this possible”.

“Designed to be a game changer in contemporary living in Sri Lanka, Altair will bring a new dimension in aesthetics to Colombo’s skyline. It is intended to be a one-of-its-kind development in South Asia in terms of architectural design, structural engineering, and living experience. The development’s 1.5 million square feet of high-end eco-friendly living space will be supported by 40,000 square feet of supportive up-market retail space”, the release added.

“Breaking new ground in the local property development market, Altair has installed a 24-hour live stream from its construction site, enabling anyone to monitor progress. The live feed can be accessed via the Altair website www.altair.lk from anywhere in the world. It provides a real-time view of construction work from five different angles, with the views switching every 12 seconds’ it further added.

Extracted from Ceylon Today