Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, is a city of styles and vibrant business.
Colombo, with the wide bay in harbors and the important geographic location, is always a popular terminal in the ocean trade, since 2000 years ago.
The planning of the development of Port City Colombo will have a tremendous impact on the development of the business and the tourism in Colombo, and even in Sri Lanka as well.
The Location of Port City Colombo in Sri Lanka
Recently, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has been selected as the unanimous winner of the International Urban Design Ideas Competition for the Financial District and Marina District of the Port City Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The design and development of Port City Colombo is a key plan project in Sri Lanka, while the financial district and marina district of Port City Colombo is the core area in Colombo.
Therefore, SOM’s winning in this competition is not only a demonstration of its solid strength but also of extraordinary meaning to the firm.
The jury, including the internationally renowned registered architects, the principles and the deans from university and colleges, are selecting the excellent works in the competition
Formed in 1936, SOM is one of the top architecture design firm in the world, covering architectural, urban design and planning etc.
It has been recognized with many praises and awards, such as the Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1962 and 1996.
It goes without saying that SOM is a firm at full capacity.
The rendering of the Marina District of Port City Colombo, Sri Lanka by SOM and the models of it by RJ Models
It’s RJ Models’ honor that we are deeply involved with SOM again in the project of the Marina District of Port City Colombo, Sri Lanka, for the model building in the bidding.
And this is a solid contribution to SOM’s winning in the competition.
Conceptual Design Models of the Marina District of Port City Colombo, Sri Lanka
RJ Models has cooperated with SOM for more than a decade in several hundreds of international level projects.
The coordination between both parties is going smoothly based on the mutual trust in the long-run cooperation.
Super High Building Project in New York City Model by SOM in scale 1:1000
The Lisbon Airport Model Project in Portugal by SOM in scale 1:100
The Re-Planning Project of New York City and its Metro Model by SOM in scale 1:1000
The Urban Planning Project of Beijing City Model by SOM in scale 1:1000
The Urban Planning Project of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by SOM 1:750
RJ Models supported the model building of SOM’s marina district project of Port City Colombo, Sri Lanka at ease.
RJ’s architectural model maker spend only one week to build the models, the dimension of which is 1200 mm x 800 mm at 1:1500 scale, with 8 members working and only two days to ship the models from Shenzhen, China to Sri Lanka without any damage using RJ Models’ expertise in international model shipping.
All these have demonstrated the efficiency and the profession of RJ Models in the industry.
the 3D files re-illustrated by RJ Models based on the design drawings from SOM
The design team of RJ Models re-illustrated the 3D files featuring the scale and the size of the architectural models based on previous experience in the cooperation and the thorough comprehension of the project.
RJ Models recommended the color and the result of the models SOM wanted and then divided it into several areas for building, so to clearly distinguish the design area by SOM and the district of the city.
The planning of the whole city becomes clear as crystal while the financial district in light wood color, and the rest area in dark wood color.
By using the art style of the architectural model, the aesthetics of SOM’s design is prominently interpreted.
RJ Models precisely illustrated the design concept of SOM in Port City Colombo Project by using light/dark wood color to distinguish the districts of the city.
SOM team highly recognized this architectural model, which precisely illustrated the design concept of the architects and made the people have a clear understanding of the future development of the city.
RJ Models also expressed sincere congratulations to SOM for their winning in this design competition.
The detail of Port City Colombo Sri Lanka
RJ’s architectural model maker has made itself from a local company in Hong Kong to an international company because of its continuous love and thorough comprehension of architectural design, because of its profession and artisan spirit.
Their persistent hard-working contributed to the company’s countless and tremendous achievements.
SOM is receiving the award from the government after winning the competition (Photo from SOM)
The architectural model of Port City Colombo, Sri Lanka