Ground breaking has taken place at the site of Dutch architect MVRDV’s Veranda Offices, its first project in Sri Lanka.

The company is collaborating with local architects ACS Integrated and PWA Architects for client Moot Manor.

The 12,000 sq m building is eight storeys high and is located in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. ... The façade design is inspired by Sri Lankan weaving patterns, which make use of open verandas and panoramic windows to wrap around the building. The office floors are designed to be as flexible as possible, with options to rent small units or an entire floor, with each having its own panoramic veranda. ... The project is due to be completed in February 2019.