LOWER PAREL | Namaste Tower - W Hotel | 301 m | 62 fl | Site Prep Say Namaste to the Namaste tower! Designed by the Atkins design studio, work IS currently underway on this 300m-62 storeyed mixed use tower that will encompass a hotel, office and retail space. The location is Ambika mills which is a couple hundred meters south of the Shangri-La hotel. The developer of the project is unknown. The renders and text were submitted by Atkins to the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona (3-5 Nov 2010). Link to project page Namaste: Hotel and Office Tower Category: Future Projects - Commercial Location: Mumbai, India Architects: WS Atkins, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Atkins, United Arab Emirates Key Statistics: â€¢ 120,000 m2 of Gross Construction Area â€¢ 380 key luxury hotel â€¢ Exclusive restaurants, bars, banqueting and spa facilities â€¢ 9,000 m2 of A grade office space â€¢ 6,000 m2 of world class retail space â€¢ 300 m overall building height Visual Relationships to and from the Site With a proposed height of 300 m the tower will be seen from a distance of more than 40 km. Therefore the visual appearance of the project as a major landmark is of great importance to the city of Mumbai. Views from the tower will extend to the South over the Mahalkshi Race course towards the Mumbai Peninsula and to the South West over the Indian Ocean. The views to the north East are towards a number of adjacent towers that are currently being constructed. The orientation and massing of the tower have been designed in order to make the very best of these visual relationships. General Arrangement The tower is made up of two separate wings (or hands) which together form the architectural expression of â€œNamasteâ€. 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. 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. The Summit At the summit of the building a generous quadruple height atrium space encloses a Sky Restaurant and Bar which will provide a unique vantage point for patrons to gain panoramic views out over the city.