MVRDV's soon to be completed M2M Veranda Offices in Colombo 02 will be the Norwegian Embassy in Sri Lanka. The Norwegian Embassy recently signed up with Moot Manor (Pvt) Ltd, becoming the first occupants of the 12,000m2, eight storeys high, mixed-use office block with its façade design inspired by local Sri Lankan weaving patterns.
The Norwegians were attracted by MVRDV's reputation as authors of the now famous and iconic Barcode district and an international bank headquarters in Oslo among other remarkable projects worldwide.
Veranda Offices is the first centralised cooled building of its kind in Sri Lanka that provides naturally ventilated breakout spaces. These low tech solutions, as well as the fenestration with a large setback to minimalize the radiation caused by direct sunlight, whilst verandas are shaded and protected using the folding shutter to prevent from harsh sunlight and heavy rains, all contribute to making the building more sustainable and also more attractive for the Norwegian Embassy.
Find out more about the Veranda Offices in Sri Lanka.