Metros World Community, formerly known as Cyber-port, is planned for 64 acres of currently undeveloped land at Telegraph Bay. Metros is envisaged to be the flagship infrastructure project of a knowledge-based economy and society.
Michael Winstanley AIA AICP developed the master plan based in part on intensive workshops with major computer and telecommunications companies, to understand and prioritize the important issues that drive workplace environments and quality of life issues for employees.
The plan calls for development of eight separate, mixed-use components totaling 427,000 SM: Orbis World Center, the Gateway to Metros, housing an inter-modal transportation station, world information center, an International Business Center, media labs, an electronic library, conference center, exhibition and demonstration halls, and hotel and restaurant facilities.
Other aspects of this project include office, residential and recreation programs:
- Visto, the International Marketplace, with world cuisine, clubs, cafes, theaters, and boutique shopping
- Inspiris Research Campus, designed for the unique requirements of start-up businesses, and Knos Technology Park, designed to house corporate offices of established companies
- Four residential communities of apartment towers, low-rise buildings, and single-story units: Maris, Aether Towers, Terra Hillside Housing, and Helicon (an 80-story tower topped by a glass-ceiling conservatory)
Michael Winstanley AIA AICP was the Design Principal for the project during his tenure as Design Director at Leo A Daly.