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Old December 3rd, 2013, 06:46 PM   #8781
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It does have a lot of diversity but i find it would do well if London created a neighborhood withonly interesting modern buildings many other European cities are doing so like orestad in copenhagen ij burg in Amsterdam and hafencity in Hamburg i feel like those cities are creating districts that London is lacking
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 07:39 PM   #8782
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Ummm. Canary Wharf/Wood Wharf?
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 07:41 PM   #8783
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A village in the South of Spain painted all houses blue, becoming the first and only official Smurfs village in the world. I feel like this village is creating districts that London is lacking.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 07:52 PM   #8784
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It does have a lot of diversity but i find it would do well if London created a neighborhood withonly interesting modern buildings many other European cities are doing so like orestad in copenhagen ij burg in Amsterdam and hafencity in Hamburg i feel like those cities are creating districts that London is lacking
Thats what canary wharf is for. Take a DLR train to east London and you will see only modern buildings, highrises and American/Canadian style boxy shaped glassy skyacrapers along the way. But whats more unique is the architecture diversity in the city where you can find eco friendly modern skyscraper standing right next to the old buildings that are more than thousands of years old. Many cities around the world cant offer that sort of proper juxtaposition and diversity.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 08:18 PM   #8785
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Ya but the architecture in these areas is not a innovative as in hafencity or orestad or ij burg
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 08:21 PM   #8786
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For instance at king cross they had the oppurtunity to create some interesting modern building but instead we got what you guys are calling the london vernacular which is quite boring! I am not disagreeing with you guys London has the Most architectural variety of any city in thecworld however a lot of this new London venacular stuff is disappointing
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 09:29 PM   #8787
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I don't think there is anything particularly successful or attractive about Ørestad, Hafencity, or Ijburg.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 09:42 PM   #8788
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do nine elms grenwhich peninsula or any of the major development projects offer such inovative architecture honestly i wish it would...
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 09:47 PM   #8789
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one must admit that the architectural diversity is something that we should demand more of in london.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 09:48 PM   #8790
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http://www.hafencity.com/en/hafencit...material-.html

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Old December 3rd, 2013, 10:37 PM   #8791
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Right, trousers down guys! Someone get the tape measure...
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 10:38 PM   #8792
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one must admit that the architectural diversity is something that we should demand more of in london.
We don't need to demand architectural diversity, just good architecture.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 11:06 PM   #8793
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do nine elms grenwhich peninsula or any of the major development projects offer such inovative architecture honestly i wish it would...
Here's some photos taken at Greenwich Peninsula in its current 10% complete state (some by myself). Make what you will of its architectural diversity:

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Ravensbourne College by EEPaul, on Flickr

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Greenwich Millennium Village, London by SE9 London, on Flickr

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Greenwich Millennium Village, London by SE9 London, on Flickr

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Greenwich Millennium Village, London by SE9 London, on Flickr

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Greenwich Millennium Village, London by SE9 London, on Flickr

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Greenwich Millennium Village, London by SE9 London, on Flickr

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Greenwich Millennium Village SE10, London by SE9 London, on Flickr

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Old December 4th, 2013, 12:27 AM   #8794
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A village in the South of Spain painted all houses blue, becoming the first and only official Smurfs village in the world. I feel like this village is creating districts that London is lacking.
So let me get this right...London is lacking a Smurfs village........ah ha!
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Old December 4th, 2013, 02:44 AM   #8795
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We don't need to demand architectural diversity, just good architecture.
Diversity is dandy but gooder is better.
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Old December 4th, 2013, 11:47 AM   #8796
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Those pictures above pretty much destroy that other guys argument.
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Old December 4th, 2013, 12:11 PM   #8797
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Slovak developer makes London debut

Slovak property developer HB Reavis has bought a prime development site in the City of London for its first UK project.

HB Reavis has paid £62.5m for the property at 33 King William Street, EC4, between Bank and London Bridge. The existing building is fully rented until June 2014 to asset management company BlackRock. But when the lease expires, the developer intends to begin demolition and construct a new office block on a speculative basis.

The site has planning consent for a new 229,755 sqft Grade A office building, which will be completed in the second half of 2016. The new nine-storey building has been designed by John Robertson Architects. HB Reavis was advised by Knight Frank and Norton Rose Fulbright.

“We see this project as a unique opportunity, with an exceptional office building in an excellent location,” said HB Reavis director Tomaš Jurdák. “Our intention is to continue investment in additional high-quality development opportunities in London into 2014. We look forward to establishing our company as an active contributor to London’s world class real estate community.”

Radim Římánek, board director of HB Reavis Group with responsibility for its UK business, added: “We have recently made a strategic decision to enter the commercial development market in London, as we strongly believe in the market’s fundamentals. Our plan here is to apply key elements of our successful integrated business model, building up a robust development portfolio and a strong local professional team.”

HB Reavis has become a leading commercial real estate developer in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary over the past 20 years. Since 1993, it has delivered more than 7 million sq ft of leasable area, including nine office projects, four shopping centres and five logistics centres. Tenants include Proctor & Gamble, T-mobile, AT&T, SwissRe, Unilever and KPMG.
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Old December 4th, 2013, 12:38 PM   #8798
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Those pictures above pretty much destroy that other guys argument.
Yeah. He loses but I liked his pictures.
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Old December 4th, 2013, 01:44 PM   #8799
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Lol why is everyone on here so hostile to criticism
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Old December 4th, 2013, 01:48 PM   #8800
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I love london think its one of the best cities in the world however i think that the newer architecture could be more interesting and varried than all this new London vernacular which isnt great to be honest i wish they would be as innovative as they where in grenwhich village as they are in other projects around London maybe take some inspirations from some of the northern European cities architecture that London is lacking in
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