Archetype Group is one of the largest private construction consultancies in Asia Pacific with core services in Architecture & Master Planning, Building & Infrastructure Engineering, Industrial & Process Engineering and Project, Construction & Cost Management. Their expertise covers key construction sectors such as buildings & real estate, industry & manufacturing and energy & infrastructure. The Company has more than 1,100 employees. Since 2002, Archetype has been involved in many different projects, rewarding the great efforts of the company in the regional market as well as illustrating its dynamism, in spite of the current economic downturn. It also goes to show how Archetype Group is increasingly being acknowledged at the global level for its professional expertise and reliability. Archetype Group has also subsidiaries in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam with more than 1,100 project references.

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This article focuses on some projects carried forward by Archetype Group globally-

1. TAJ MAHAL PALACE

LOCATION-Mumbai, India
SERVICES-Project Management
FACILITY-5 Star Hotel
SIZE-280 rooms and suites / 6 storeys

Archetype Group has carried the renovation of the Taj Mahal Palace, located in the Colaba region of Mumbai, India. The iconic 105-year old heritage building is one of the prestigious luxury hotels as the flagship property of the Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces. Part of the restoration of this magnificent Premier Landmark Hotel of the Orient and, as Project Management Consultant, strongly committing to the high quality of the hotel’s exclusive interiors is significant development for Archetype Group and a milestone in the expansion of Archetype India

2. KING POWER MAHANAKHON TOWER (RITZ CARLTON RESIDENCES)

LOCATION- Bangkok, Thailand
SERVICES- Project Management
FACILITY- Mixed-use Development
SIZE- 135,000 m² / 77 storeys

King Power MahaNakhon is a mixed-use skyscraper in the Silom/Sathon central business district of Bangkok, Thailand. It was opened in December 2016. The Tower is a striking mixed-use development in the heart of Bangkok’s central business district. It features a unique design that introduces a three-dimensional ribbon of architectural ’pixels’ circling the tower’s full height, designed by OMA. It features the unconventional appearance of a glass curtain walled square tower with a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building. At 77 stories, and with a GFA of 135,000m², the tower will house the Ritz-Carlton Residences, with a mix of two-to-five bedroom homes, and The Bangkok Edition Hotel, which will offer a range of outstanding amenities. The top of the tower houses a multi- level, three-floor Terrace Bar & Restaurant with dramatic double-height spaces, private dining facilities for entertaining, and a rooftop outdoor bar with sweeping 360° views of the skyline and river, 310 meters above the city. The building was recognized as the tallest building in Thailand by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) until the Magnolias Waterfront Residences at ICONSIAM broke the record in 2018 with the height of 317 meters. Archetype was awarded the project and construction management and project management of the iconic Mahanakhon Tower.

3. Capital Place (Four Seasons Hotel) in Jakarta

LOCATION- Jakarta, Indonesia
SERVICES- Construction Management
FACILITY- Mixed-use Development
SIZE- 206,000 m² / 124 rooms / 26 suites

Capital Place Jakarta is a mixed development complex at Jalan Jenderal Gatot Subroto in South Jakarta, Indonesia. Capital Place Office Tower is part of the complex, which also occupies by Four Seasons Hotel. The office tower is a 215.1 meter tall, has 48 floors above & 6 floors below the ground. The tower tapers as it gets higher, with lower floors offering floor plates of 2,500 sqm. The middle floors are 2,100 sqm and the premium space at the top has a floor-plate of 1,800 sqm. The tower is built environmentally friendly with features include daylight and motion sensors for the interior lighting, such as in the bathrooms and stairwells. The tower is connected with the hotel building by a multilevel retail podium. There are also 1,350 car-park spaces in the complex.

4. Saigon Pearl

LOCATION- Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
SERVICES- Architectural Development, C&S Engineering, M&E Engineering
FACILITY- Residential Complex
SIZE- 185,000 m² / 37 storeys

Saigon Pearl is a high-rise apartment complex, comprising 1184 apartments in six 37 storey towers, including a 2 storey retail in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The total height is 135 m (443ft), architecture work of this apartment is planned and set up in the most logical way to show beauty of natural landscape. Public areas and comforts like swimming pool, park are built beside the Saigon River to help residents enjoy peaceful beauty as well as pure air from the river when using them. All building blocks are arranged far away from traffic ways in order to make sure for a quiet and pure living atmosphere for resident. View and vistas from Saigon Pearl show their natural elegance trying to maximize beauty of natural landscape.

5. SIEM REAP INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

LOCATION- Siem Reap, Cambodia
SERVICES- Architecture, Assistance to Project Management
FACILITY- Airport
SIZE- 12,000 m²

Siem Reap International Airport serves Siem Reap, a popular tourist destination due to nearby Angkor Wat, Cambodia. It is one of Cambodia’s busiest hubs for both domestic and international flights, with over a million annual visitors touching down in the city. Its full name is Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport, after the famous ancient temple city of Angkor, which is the star attraction of Siem Reap. It is the second busiest airport in Cambodia after Phnom Penh International Airport.  The airport is at an elevation of 60 feet (18 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway with a concrete surface measuring 2,550 by 45 meters (8,366 ft × 148 ft). The new, modern terminal was inaugurated in 2006 and continues to grow to meet the increasing number of arrivals each year.

6. SHANGRI-LA HOTEL

LOCATION-Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
SERVICES- Construction Management
FACILITY- 5 Star Hotel
SIZE-22-26 Storeys / 400 rooms

Shangri-La Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, is located right in the heart of the city center. It is an ideal base for both business and leisure travelers and within walking distance of the famous Government House, Great Chinggis Khaan Square and main offices and embassies. Chinggis Khan International Airport is just a 40-minute drive away. The train station is only 20-minutes away by car. The hotel features 290 elegant and spacious guestrooms with a minimum of 42 sqm and contemporary and indigenous fusion design. All guest rooms and suites overlook either Nayramdal Park to the south or Great Chinggis Khaan Square and panoramic vistas of the city to the north. For guests seeking a higher level of attentive and personalized service, the Horizon Club is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. The Horizon Club benefits include express check-in and check-out at the Horizon Club Lounge, breakfast, cocktails and canapés in the evening, an all-day beverage service and the use of the meeting room for up to 2 hours every day. With the large portfolio of conference and meeting venues in Ulaanbaatar, no other luxury hotel in the city offers more versatility and options than Shangri-La Hotel, Ulaanbaatar. The hotel’s total function space of 2,643 sqm can suit any occasion. The hotel’s venues include the Shangri-La Ballroom (1,300 sqm) and eight other function rooms on multiple floors.

7. YOMA CENTRAL

LOCATION- Yangon, Myanmar
SERVICES- Architecture Design Development, Interior Design
FACILITY- Mixed-use Development
SIZE- 200,000 m² / 24 storeys / 5 basements

The Yangon’s Landmark Development, also called Yoma Central, is a mixed-used development project located in the center of Yangon, the commercial capital of Myanmar. Archetype Group has been appointed as Executive Architect for the same. The mixed-use complex will be located on the site of the former Myanmar Railway Headquarters, which is a heritage building and a well-known landmark in the city. The entire project is expected to be more than 200,000m2 and comprises 1 retail podium, 2 office towers, 1 5-star hotel and 1 executive luxurious residences tower. Based on the sheer size of the project, the Landmark Yangon will be the biggest development in downtown Yangon and one of the largest in the country.

8. RUE LAURISTON

LOCATIONParis, France
SERVICES- Architecture
FACILITY- Office Building
SIZE- 7,000 m²

The nature of the project is the complete reconstruction of a former garage into a grade-A office building. This project is considered one of the most important projects in Paris in 2011, done by Archetype group.

9. RAFFLES GRAND HOTEL D’ANGKOR (Extension & Renovation)

LOCATION- Siem Reap, Cambodia
SERVICES-Architecture, Structural Engineering, Project Management
FACILITY- 5 Star Hotel
SIZE- 6,000 m² / 60 rooms

An oasis of tranquility and a place of great inspiration, the Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor is a haven for the well-travelled. Grand Hotel d’Angkor, is another landmark historic hotel of Indo-China having welcomed travelers since 1932. With 15 acres of gardens, Cambodia’s largest swimming pool and original features like the original cage-elevator it is an ideal please to stay when visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor temples site. . A stone’s throw from the temple ruins of Angkor and the bustling resort town of Siem Reap, the hotel’s luxuriant accommodations, services and facilities offer a unique blend of old-world charm and modern necessities. There is also several world-class golf course including the Nick Faldo designed Angkor Golf Resort. Accommodation includes colonial style rooms and suites for the ultimate luxury Two Bedroom Villas located adjacent to the pool. The Apsara Terrace dinner and Cambodia cultural show in the hotel gardens is the best in town.

10. VICTORIA ANGKOR RESORT & SPA

LOCATION-Siem Reap, Cambodia
SERVICES- Architecture, ID Project Management, Interior Design
FACILITY- 5 Star Hotel
SIZE-12,400 m² / 130 rooms

Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa is a 5 star hotel in the heart of Siem Reap. Located in the city center, in front of the “Royal Park” and completely immerged into its natural environment, our resort is few minutes away from the Old Market, 7km from the Siem Reap International Airport and 6km from the Angkor Temples. Characterized by a typical colonial architecture, it features 130 rooms overlooking the salted swimming pool and its tropical garden, or the magnificent Royal Gardens. Each of the 10 suites of 73 m displays a unique colonial design. Each one offering the comfort of a living room, an outside terrace, a king size bed and a spacious bathroom with bathtub and separated shower. Deluxe Room of 38m, overlooking the pool and Superior Room with a view on the Royal Gardens, can be chosen either with a king size or a twin bed. It reminds us the wellbeing, elegance and refinement of the French Lifestyle. Its design is inspired by the 1930’s colonial architecture. Arty and authentic, the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa is a meeting place for local artists, a retreat for diplomats, nature lovers, writers, romantic tourists or nostalgic of a past time.

11. YEDAGON TAUNG MASTER PLAN

LOCATION-Mandalay, Myanmar
SERVICES-Concept Design, Master Planning, Infrastructure Design
FACILITY- Master Planning
SIZE-226 ha / 680 luxurious villas / 600 units / 36-hole golf course

The spectacular master plan development in the city of Mandalay – Ye Dagun Taung City, for which Archetype Myanmar provides master planning, architectural concept design of all buildings and full infrastructure design for the new main road access. With working on the full design for 192 shop houses, 229 villas and a 120-key ibis hotel within this impressive and highly anticipated new city development.

12. LA RESIDENCE D’ANGKOR

LOCATION-Siem Reap, Cambodia
SERVICES-Architecture, M&E Engineering, Construction Management
FACILITY-5 Star Hotel
SIZE-5,600 m² / 55 rooms

A Khmer hideaway near fabled Angkor Wat, into an otherworldly adventure at this leafy retreat, where ancient tradition meets contemporary style, this hotel offers the best of both traditional and contemporary worlds. Filled with luxury touches, this serene hideaway retains its Khmer soul Belmond La Residence d’Angkor was one of the first grand hotels to open in Siem Reap. Arranged around a beautiful courtyard, and suites are a personal haven. Traditionally-designed suites spread out among lush flora. Retreat to the salt-water pool, or indulge at Kong Kea Spa. Each room include all the modern convenience, decorated by stunning art-deco furnishings, dark hardwood and French colonial tile designs, art deco inspired design and careful attention in each detail. The river view room with a big private balcony overlooks the Perfume River, Citadel, the views of the trees and gardens. Indonesian teak, traditionally carved furnishings and jewel-toned silks pay homage to old-world Cambodia. Meanwhile, bespoke artworks by contemporary local artists adorn the walls. La Residence Hotel & Spa is truly a boutique hotel. Great care has been taken to preserve the charm, comfort and atmosphere of a classic colonial villa.

13. OLYMPIC SPORTS AND LEISURE CENTER

LOCATION-Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
SERVICES-Architecture
FACILITY- Sports and Leisure Center
SIZE– 131,400 m²

The FIFA standardized stadium can accommodate 15,000 spectators who can also enjoy watching a variety of sports competitions through the adjoining swimming pool, ice-skating rink and multifunctional gym facilities. The complex also includes office, hotel and retail blocks. The overall project is designed to take advantage of Ulaanbaatar’s solar availability for passive heating and day lighting while providing thermal protection from cold winters.

14. AZERAI LA RESIDENCE HOTEL & SPA

LOCATION-Hue, Vietnam
SERVICES-Architecture, C&S Engineering, M&E Engineering, Interior Design, Project Management
FACILITY- 4 Star Hotel
SIZE- 11,000 m² / 122 rooms

Azerai La Residence, Hue is an enchanting luxury hotel situated on the fabled Perfume River, facing the Citadel – once home to emperors and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. At the heart of the resort is a colonial mansion, built in 1930 as part of the residence of the French Resident Superieure. The mansion’s distinctive facade, its long horizontal lines and nautical flourishes are hallmarks of the streamline modern school of art in modern architecture. Its two complementary wings, built in 2005, are contemporary in design yet echo elements of period aesthetics and embrace an expansive tropical garden and salt-water swimming pool. The resort provides a total of 122 rooms and suites, ten of which are located in the historic building, and the balance in two wings enjoying river and garden views. The aesthetic of the rooms and suites is contemporary, yet furnished with art modern period artwork and furniture.

15. HANOI ACADEMY SCHOOL

LOCATION-Hanoi, Vietnam
SERVICES- Architecture, C&S Engineering. M&E Engineering
FACILITY-Educational
SIZE-18,500 m²

Hanoi Academy International Bilingual School is a K-12 campus based in Hanoi where the education focus is “Creating Global Citizens”. It is the first bilingual school in Hanoi and has been in operation since 2009. At Hanoi Academy, students have the opportunity to immerse in both international and Vietnamese programs of study. Despite the change in academic programs, the goal is of ensuring quality, commitment and culture remains constant throughout the years. High quality education is accompanied by high quality infrastructure and services. The facilities are designed and constructed with a sole purpose in mind: to provide a safe and immersive learning environment that can fully accommodate the various types of learning routines, skills-acquiring activities and physical exercises.


Samiksha Muddamwar, an architecture graduate currently collaborating with a firm involved in conservation and heritage awareness, besides her instinctive explorations in prose, poetry, and visual illustration. Her interests span a multitude of subjects, driven by a curiosity of ways and means, to make the world around her, a better place.

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