The design capitalizes on expansive views of the city’s skyline and Arabian Sea, making the sea itself a backdrop for the activities held within it. This idea also subtly resonates with the essence of Bandra’s seafront, where for a hundred years; residents have escaped the city’s bustle to watch the sun set over the sea. In a single sweeping gesture, the “wave” gathers the multitude of public and private spaces within the new hotel into a seamless composition, immediately iconic against the rectilinear skyline of Mumbai. This graceful arc also echoes the form of multiple bays that make up the city’s western edge, and makes visual reference to the new Sea Link Bridge adjacent to the site. Rather than being composed of a set of facades, the hotel is expressed as a refined volume shaped by parallel fins which rise, fall, bend and extend to encompass multiple spatial experiences. This design approach reflects the understated elegance of the Taj luxury brand, building upon the site and its inherent potential, and presenting a timeless architectural statement for a landmark project.