Sri Lanka   |  2020

MUSE Design Awards Silver Winner

Thilakawardhana Textiles - Department Store

Entrant Company

KWA Architects

Category

Architectural Design

Client's Name

Thilakawardhana Textiles

Sub-Category

Commercial Building

Thilakawardhana Textiles is a suburban department store chain with a main focus on fashion retailing. The building is an extension to an existing store which effectively increased the retail area by 80%. Design revolved around celebration of retail experience for their customers and conveying an exciting facade to the busy urban context of its location. A double height, large canopy porch with star lighting and a glass roof welcomes the customer while providing ample space for easy movement of large crowds. Internally the spaces are a collection of multiple height public areas and single height retail areas composed to create exciting internal spaces. use of a warm but subtle colour & texture palette and warm, soft lighting creates a cozy environment. A triple height atrium with a large feature chandelier is the focus of the main space while the escalators lead to another double height arrival space which connects to retail areas beyond. Coloured glass ceiling above cashier area adds variety to the interior and can be seen even from outside. The exterior facade features a three dimensional cladding panel area with RGB lighting which comes alive in the evenings adding excitement and delight. Top most floors of the building house the company's corporate offices along with a very large roof top garden planted with many tropical flowering plants, shrubs and trees. Photo Credits : Eresh Weerasuriya

Credits

KWA Architects
Thushari Wijesundara Koththigoda
KWA Architects
Jayamalie Gunaratne
KWA Architects
Sanjeewa Jinadasa
KWA Architects
Hasindu Atapattu
Contractors
Sripalee Construction, Domain Lanka Interiors, Westgate Interiors
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