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Old February 9th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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Project Skylines | Canary Wharf | 50fl | 40fl

Location: Skylines village.
806 residential units, a 123-bed hotel (Class C1), flexible business space etc.

The proposed blocks will be arranged as follows:
Block A: 23 storeys
Block B: 40 storeys (141.6m AOD)
Block B1: 50 storeys (168.2m AOD)
Block C: 23 storeys (85.4m AOD
+ Block D and E lowrise.

Link: http://194.201.98.213/WAM/showCaseFi...mber=PA/10/182

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Old February 9th, 2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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Unbelievably ugly
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Old February 9th, 2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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My verdict:
We'll all moan about it now, but I can see at least myself letting it grow on me with a similar Miami-esque charm to Pan Peninsula
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Old February 9th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #4
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btw, gegloma01, does that first image come with a key corresponding to the numbers? I know we probably know them all between us, but it's a nice little overview of what's to come.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 08:31 PM   #5
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oh great stuff! At last is all i can say.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 09:08 PM   #6
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I just had a look at the planning documents. The recycling of the site and the arangement of the blocks are good imo.
I also like the strong articulations of forms, materials and functions in the elevations. I have a big reservation regarding the blank red walls and the way it prevents future developments to fit in the evolutive urban fabric in the near future.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 09:14 PM   #7
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btw, gegloma01, does that first image come with a key corresponding to the numbers? I know we probably know them all between us, but it's a nice little overview of what's to come.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #8
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I just had a look at the planning documents. The recycling of the site and the arangement of the blocks are good imo.
I also like the strong articulations of forms, materials and functions in the elevations. I have a big reservation regarding the blank red walls and the way it prevents future developments to fit in the evolutive urban fabric in the near future.
If anyone didn't catch that, try thesaurus.com

As for the buildings I gotta protest. If there's anything Canary Wharf does well, it's style is quite appealing in a unifrom sort of way, plain glass cladding etc.. and if there's anything it misses, it's some inventive angles, slants, curves and points. This building is the opposite of what is needed surely.. ideally we'd have an interestingly shaped building with a low profile facade, rather than some boxes complete with a messy balcony effect and bright colours. I don't understand it, maybe I'm not smart enough.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 10:10 PM   #9
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Not sure about them, I'm never sure about several towers with the same/very similar design. I don't think they're terrible themselves though, and the red would probably be much more subtle in realisation.

Presumably that diagram's up to date, where's 1 Park Place?
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Old February 9th, 2010, 11:29 PM   #10
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Old February 9th, 2010, 11:32 PM   #11
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The elevation diagrams on the planning portal show just how incredibly dense the view of the docklands will appear from central london. Almost ridiculous even!

These renders are surely indicative, only a shade more detailed than all those Wood Wharf ones from Rogers Stirk we got 18 months ago??

Btw can anyone shed a light on what that slender tower is just to the south-east of the number "3" on the first diagram gegloma posted? Looks noticeably taller than PanP...
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Old February 10th, 2010, 12:07 AM   #12
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I've coughed up stuff which looks better than that. Although not half as colourful.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 12:26 AM   #13
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We would never allow architecture of this quality in central London and I'm disappointed that people think it's OK in Canary Wharf. I do, however, like the slimness of these towers. A bit less colour and losing the "random" quality of the facade and this could be revised into something good. However it needs a lot of work because right now it's minging. It looks one of those vile and patronisingly colourful housing estate blocks.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 01:56 AM   #14
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I love the density.
Sooooo... once all this is done, isn't it time they got rid of the fish market?

1) It stinks
2) Its ugly
3) Its in a "prime" location

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Old February 10th, 2010, 10:44 AM   #16
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If anyone didn't catch that, try thesaurus.com

As for the buildings I gotta protest. If there's anything Canary Wharf does well, it's style is quite appealing in a unifrom sort of way, plain glass cladding etc.. and if there's anything it misses, it's some inventive angles, slants, curves and points. This building is the opposite of what is needed surely.. ideally we'd have an interestingly shaped building with a low profile facade, rather than some boxes complete with a messy balcony effect and bright colours. I don't understand it, maybe I'm not smart enough.
You're spot on , including the pretentious and affected thesaurus twaddle.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 11:08 AM   #17
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In looks worse than the initial sleek slab in previous pics.What have they been drinking at Farrells. I'm not sure why they have need to copy the random coloured balconies of the nearby Angel House development.

In the pre-application talks between the developer and TH they were suggesting putting a large square to the NW of the site to opnen up the area but now it appears they have put in another tower. Not sure why TH would agree to that.

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Old February 10th, 2010, 11:10 AM   #18
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In looks worse than the initial sleek slab in previous pics.What have they been drinking at Farrells. I'm not sure why they have need to copy the random coloured balconies of the nearby Angel House development.

In the pre-application talks between the developer and TH they were suggesting putting a large square to the NW of the site to opnen up the area but now it appears they have put in another tower. Not sure why TH would agree to that.

MODS- Can you merge the threads please.


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=802420&page=2
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Old February 10th, 2010, 11:34 AM   #19
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I just had a look at the planning documents. The recycling of the site and the arangement of the blocks are good imo.
I also like the strong articulations of forms, materials and functions in the elevations. I have a big reservation regarding the blank red walls and the way it prevents future developments to fit in the evolutive urban fabric in the near future.
Canary Wharf needs a big bold strip of colour, something visible from a distance. Against the silvery hues of the vast majority of the cluster i think this large expanse of red will work well. The pin pricks of colour from other angles will break it up nicely when closer.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 11:47 AM   #20
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OK, if we're to read these renders as gospel, does anyone ideas about likely cladding materials? Tile perhaps? Coloured glass? It all seems a bit initial-design idea. If this forum is almost unanimous in its disapproval (aside from the massing, I also detest this), do we really expect any council to find it appealing?

There must be a layer of gloss to this that the current pics do not hint at. Surely. Let's hope it's more World Tower Sydney than re-sprayed council block.

London Lad, do you or any others know what the slender tower is just below and to the right of the number 3 is, in the first diagram? Not Millharbour East/West, but to it's north-west??
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