The World Towers, Mumbai

Mumbai, India

Situated on the site of the former Shrinivas Cotton Mill, The World Towers is located on 17-acres of land in the Upper Worli area of Mumbai where it neighbours a number of other prime real estate developments.

What sets The World Towers apart is that one of the three towers will be the tallest residential building in the world. The World Towers, Mumbai is set to rise more than 420 metres into the skyline, with World Crest standing at more than 200 meters and the third tower soaring over 315 metres beside it. With this ambitious project, Lodha Group aims to reinforce its leadership in providing quality luxury residential developments in India.


As the World One tower sets a new precedent for construction in India, a key challenge for the Buro Happold team was to work on the super high rise construction, where local codes were inadequate due to the nature of the design.

Using passive design and building service strategies that were a first for India, we realised a project that reflects Mumbai’s progressive outlook. Image: Lodha Group


We combined our extensive international experience with local knowledge and practices to build a base for the building services design that resulted in solutions that met international requirements and best practices without diluting local requirements.

Our design team incorporated a number of innovative building services solutions. Water and energy efficient design measures included the use of 100% waste water treatment and recycling (Net Zero Discharge), solar water heating, situating meter rooms on each floor to reduce voltage drop, high level transformers, a gravity fed water supply system, rainwater harvesting and using building structural steel for lightening protection. As these systems go beyond services usually seen in Indian construction, we worked closely with local authorities to demonstrate the benefits of this approach, and to show that our designs meet the very best in international standards.

Image: Lodha Group


Our work on this project will contribute to the realisation of India’s premier residential development, which represents the very best in state of the art engineering and architectural design. The striking curved form of the glass and steel towers of The World Towers, Mumbai will reach high above the surrounding buildings, providing an iconic landmark addition to the Mumbai skyline, reflecting the city’s progressive and ambitious outlook.

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