2015 Sep 23
A trendsetting project in Sri Lanka, Cinnamon Life has been launched with pride by Waterfront Properties (Private) Limited, a member of the John Keells Group. This architectural icon has been envisioned as a 4.5 million sqft Integrated Resort consisting of an 800-room luxury Cinnamon hotel, avant garde experiential and entertainment haven, residential apartments, state-of-the-art office spaces, a wide variety of food & beverage offerings and ballroom, conferencing, theater and banqueting spaces. This mixed development project is Sri Lanka’s largest private sector investment. Cinnamon Life, with its vibrant and inspired concept, is a project of significant national importance and will become the epicenter of modern South Asia.
This integrated resort development will be executed as a ‘life capital’, an architectural heart beat, where different aspects of life, living, working and playing blend seamlessly, interacting with one another, empowering one another in new and exciting ways. Internationally renowned Architect, Artist and Engineer, Cecil Balmond, the design visionary behind some of the most popular buildings in the world, including the ArcelorMittal Orbit in London and the CCTV in Beijing will be bringing this inspired concept to life, while a consortium of contractors headed by Hyundai Engineering and Construction are the contractors for the project.
With Cinnamon Life, Balmond has dreamed up a design that combines a contemporary international feel, with a local flavour. He is determined to use Sri lanka’s largest private sector investment as a chance to put the nation on the world map.
“Looking at it from an architecture and design point of view, it will be a composition of several forms. It will be like nothing Sri Lanka has ever seen. The integrated nature, unique design and the lifestyle it offers will make this the flagship development of Sri Lanka. The shape and form of the project is such that it will stand as a guard stone for the city,” he emphasizes.
The structure of the project provides a backdrop to the city and the sea. It has massive projections which are powerful dynamic statements in architecture. The scalloped form gives it a romantic shape and mirrors the Beira Lake. The structure reflects a functional, yet aspirational, feel with the massive projections it will provide a theatrical sensation, for those within to watch the city in the front and the drama within the architecture itself.
Based on its sheer scale and powerful ambition, Cinnamon Life will showcase Sri Lanka’s aspirations and reliability to the region and define Sri Lanka as the place where possibilities are endless.