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Old March 16th, 2015, 11:30 PM   #13421
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From the initial images, I hope it gets rejected as its not "worthy" of being opposite the ritz.
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Old March 17th, 2015, 12:05 AM   #13422
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David Adjaye reveals 600 million project for London's Piccadilly
Adjaye Associates has unveiled plans to transform a collection of post-war buildings opposite The Ritz hotel in central London into a hotel and apartment complex. The 600 million project, known as One Berkeley Street, involves the redevelopment of properties at 70-73 Piccadilly, 1 and 3 Berkeley Street and 43-48 Dover Street, creating a 10-storey building facing one of London's most prestigious and best-known hotels. As well as apartments and a luxury hotel, David Adjaye's firm has proposed new shops and a new public square in Dover Yard. Proposal images, which were submitted to Westminster City Council last month, reveal a design with concrete floorplates that create horizontal stripes across the facade, while cladding and glazing forms fluted walls in between."The design objective is to provide a beautiful addition to the Piccadilly streetscape and create a building worthy of being opposite The Ritz," said Adjaye Associates in a statement.

The studio saw off competition from Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA, Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry and Eric Parry to land the mixed-use project for Crosstree Real Estate Management back in January. The property developer which was set up in 2011 with around 500 million of backing from Swiss-Italian pharmaceutical dynasty the Bertarelli family acquired 1-3 Berkeley Street in December 2011, before buying 48 Dover Street for 83.5 million in June 2013. It will be one of the biggest UK projects to date for the Tanzanian-born British architect, who is also currently working on an office campus in Uganda, an observatory and education centre on the Isle of Portland and an affordable housing complex in New York. http://www.dezeen.com/2015/03/16/dav...on-piccadilly/
It looks pretty ugly in the picture if I'm honest. can't be much worse than what is already there though.
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Old March 17th, 2015, 12:23 AM   #13423
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It looks pretty ugly in the picture if I'm honest. can't be much worse than what is already there though.
Totally agree, which is why I posted it to highlight how David Adjaye is building monstrosities all over the worlds skylines. I mean look at his most recent project in Johannesburg-literally a concrete block with some grass on it. If only you could remove people practicing architects licences.
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Old March 17th, 2015, 03:10 AM   #13424
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Horrible buiding
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Old March 17th, 2015, 12:02 PM   #13425
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I find it hard to believe that was the design that beat off the competition from all of those other 'great' names. Hate to see was the other proposals looked like.
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Old March 17th, 2015, 02:56 PM   #13426
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Canalside Pavilion | King's Cross N1C

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=505188

Official website: N/A



Project facts
  • Address: Canalside Pavilion, Granary Square, London N1C
  • Developer: Argent Group
  • Architect: Stanton Williams
  • Floorspace: 9,200ft



Construction progress at the Canalside Pavilion, photo by potto:

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Old March 17th, 2015, 03:05 PM   #13427
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Midland Goods Shed | King's Cross N1C

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=505188

Official website: http://www.kingscross.co.uk/heritage-midland-goods-shed



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  • Architect: Bennetts Associates Architects
  • 3,000m Guardian events and educational venue
  • 2,700m Waitrose 'concept' supermarket
  • 220m cookery school



Progress at the Midland Goods Shed, photo by potto:

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Old March 17th, 2015, 03:07 PM   #13428
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Three Pancras Square | King's Cross N1C

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=505188

Official website: http://www.kingscross.co.uk/three-pancras-square



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  • Address: 3 Pancras Square, London N1C
  • Developer: Argent Group
  • Architect: Porphyrios Associates
  • Floors: 10
  • Floorspace: 16,000m



The core of Three Pancras Square viewed from Granary Square. Photo by potto:

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Old March 17th, 2015, 04:46 PM   #13429
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I'm still in two minds about 3 Pancras square, I like the ground level but those tiny windows and the way the roof is treated - it feels the weakest of the Square.
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Old March 17th, 2015, 07:33 PM   #13430
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Pancras Square | King's Cross N1C

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=505188

Official website: http://www.kingscross.co.uk/pancras-square



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  • Address: Pancras Square, London N1C
  • Developer: Argent Group
  • Architect: Townshend Landscape Architects
  • Public space: 4,000m

The new public space nestled between the Pancras Square buildings and construction sites. Photos by potto:







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Old March 17th, 2015, 07:51 PM   #13431
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London Dock | Wapping E1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1538312

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/new-h...ng/london-dock



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  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Homes: 1,800
  • Commercial space: 20,000m
  • Site area: 15 acres



The London Dock site, demolition and construction is ongoing. Photo by Mr Cladding:


London Dock (u/c) by Rukuphotos, on Flickr
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Old March 17th, 2015, 09:19 PM   #13432
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52 Lime Street | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1528916

Official website: http://52limestreet.co.uk/



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  • Address: 52-54 Lime Street, London EC3
  • Developer: W.R. Berkley
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 192m
  • Floors: 39



Piling ongoing today at the 52 Lime Street site. Photos by chest:



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Old March 17th, 2015, 09:34 PM   #13433
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The Shortlist unveiled for Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge competition:

Amanda Levete and Hopkins are among the architects shortlisted to design a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge across London's River Thames. Ove Arup & Partners Ltd with Hopkins Architects and Grant Associates are also shortlisted. Four teams of architects and engineers have been selected to design the new river crossing in south-west London between Nine Elms and Pimlico, rivalling Thomas Heatherwick's proposal for a Garden Bridge elsewhere in the city.



The successful teams are: Buro Happold with Marks Barfield Architects and J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects; Bystrup with Robin Snell & Partners; Arup with Amanda Levete Architects; and Arup with Hopkins Architects and Grant Associates.

The finalists were selected anonymously by a jury including architect Graham Stirk of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, engineer Henry Bardsley, the Design Council's Pam Alexander and council leaders from the London boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth.



The shortlisted teams will now develop their ideas into detailed designs, and an overall winner is set to be named in late autumn.

"The quality of the submissions went beyond our best expectations and the interest this competition has generated across London has been tremendous," said Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia.The devil will be in the detail and the next stage will show us whether these four highly skilled and innovative design teams can meet the complex challenges this project presents." The competition for the new pedestrian and bicycle bridge across the Thames was launched by Wandsworth Council in December 2014.



The project is expected to cost 40 million and is part of a wider 1 billion infrastructure overhaul for the area of south London known as Nine Elms, which stretches from Battersea to Vauxhall and includes the new US Embassy and the Battersea Power Station project.

Wandsworth referenced a 2013 Transport for London study as the justification for the scheme, and says it has assigned 26 million of funding from the Nine Elms projects towards building the winning bridge.



A shortlist of 74 anonymous designs was unveiled in February. But Westminster Council, the authority responsible for the land in Pimlico on the north side of the river, said it did not want a bridge.

"Our officers have, and continue to express strongly the Council's opposition to the proposed bridge, on the grounds of its visual and environmental impact including the impact that a new bridge would have at a landing site in Westminster, on traffic flows, pedestrian movement and on residential amenity," said a statement posted on the website of Westminster's Labour party councillors.

http://www.dezeen.com/2015/03/17/sho...ondon-england/
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Old March 17th, 2015, 10:30 PM   #13434
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Are these 3 the shortlist ones ?. The first one is okay , the second one is vile and the last one would be my choice.
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Old March 17th, 2015, 10:43 PM   #13435
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Not sure why he has posted most of those pictures as the shortlisted designs are these ones

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...-10113909.html
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Old March 17th, 2015, 10:52 PM   #13436
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They're all terrible, predictable.
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Old March 17th, 2015, 11:11 PM   #13437
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The bridge with the red poles is the worst (out of the 4), IMO.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 12:21 AM   #13438
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Not sure why he has posted most of those pictures as the shortlisted designs are these ones

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...-10113909.html
Sorry accidentally posted the last one even though it wasn't shortlisted (frankly it should have been) the other two are correct and the post has been corrected sorry.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 05:56 AM   #13439
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Has this been posted on here yet? Looks fantastic.
http://www.itv.com/news/london/2015-...-does-it-work/
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Old March 18th, 2015, 10:42 AM   #13440
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It's not a proposal, just a study.
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