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Old October 18th, 2008, 11:21 PM   #1341
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Very very nice projects of one of the most beautiful cities of the world.

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Old October 20th, 2008, 12:09 AM   #1342
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More pics of a new CW plan:

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Oracle have a couple more pics up.

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Old October 22nd, 2008, 12:11 PM   #1343
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Fosters New Wharf Crossrail Plans



Their design of the Jubilee Line London Underground at Canary Wharf was considered a triumph and now Foster and Partners are hoping they can be successful for the second time with a Crossrail Station alongside North Quay.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 08:44 PM   #1344
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That is a triumph, pure and simple.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 12:16 AM   #1345
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I've updated all the info at the start of this thread.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 03:52 AM   #1346
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Woooow!!... where's the old London that I used to heard about?, the one with the Buckingham Palace, the Big Ben, the Tower Bridge? hahaha.... there are really nice projects in the UK capital, I just luv them!!!
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Old October 25th, 2008, 12:45 PM   #1347
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The new Crossrail station at CW looks outstanding! It's a brilliant design, like something from a sci-fi film. I love all the greenery too. Fantastic!
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Old November 8th, 2008, 12:50 PM   #1348
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New images of the proposed City Pride tower
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Old November 9th, 2008, 07:23 PM   #1349
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Wow. looks like a nice box
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Old November 13th, 2008, 10:22 AM   #1350
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London's highest density tower in the making!

Vauxhall Sky Gardens gains planning approval.



London based Amin Taha Architects and their client, Fraser Properties, have achieved planning approval for Vauxhall Sky Garden. The practice was commissioned to investigate a number of sites and develop concepts for achieving high development ratios while maintaining good quality amenity spaces for residents. The site at Vauxhall Cross lies within the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) newly designated “Nine Elms Opportunity Area” stretching from Lambeth Bridge to Battersea Power Station, a location the American Embassy will be moving to from their current location at Grosvenor Place in Mayfair and which is expected to be a larger development area than Canary Wharf.

The tower will be 130 m tall with 178 residential units and approximately 10,000 sq m of office, retail and associated spaces. It is unique for its 2,500 sq m of communal ‘sky-gardens’, each being triple height and on a full floor plate. Shared by their surrounding apartments they expand opportunities and choice for social interaction allowing for the creation of micro-communities within such large and otherwise inherently anonymous blocks. Landscaping allows for smaller intimate ‘park-bench’ areas, larger break-out spaces for ‘social passing trade’ and for 9 months of the year enough area to grow a weekly salad box for every household.

The residential units are predominantly private with 40% given over to controlled affordable rented and shared equity residents.

With WSP Engineers the project, at 2,600 habitable rooms per ha and a development ration 1:14, has the highest development density for London and UK and is intended as an urban model of integrated environmental and social sustainability. Key to attaining any residential approval in London is the provision of amenity space for residents normally provided in the form of an external balcony for each residential unit and some shared external garden space provided in the form of roof terraces. The availability of the larger shared space quickly determines the number of habitable rooms available for development on a given site and therefore the development ratio. Amin Taha Architects worked closely with the Local Authority’s Planning Department, the GLA, English Heritage and the Commission for Architecture in the Built Environment (CABE) to provide a series of significant garden spaces which would be a product of habitable rooms and in this way allow an increase in density and development ratio.

Similar to Georgian and Victorian Garden Squares in other parts of London, the surrounding residents would exclusively use these as their shared amenity engendering shared ownership, responsibility and community. Theoretically then as long as one sky garden is provided for so many residents a tower can go up indefinitely. Increasing density and mixing uses increases efficiency in energy use and significantly scaled garden spaces maintain social sustainability.

Fraser Properties intends to develop the £72M tower with a completion date projected for 2012.








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Old November 13th, 2008, 10:30 AM   #1351
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Allies and Morrison Olympic Towers Revealed.



Plans for two of the tallest towers that will ring the 2012 Olympic site in London have been revealed adding another piece to the emerging planning jigsaw there.

Coming from Allies and Morrison the scheme called Broadway Chambers to the immediate north of Stratford High Street on a site only a few metres to the west of the hulking sixties block, Morgan House. Stratford's bus station is but a few seconds walk to the north of the scheme.

They will also stand opposite the Olympian Tower, a curving building of approximately 93 metres in height from the same architects that so far has not been revealed in detail.

The tallest tower of the scheme consists of one tower of 123.25 metres with 39 floors that will have ground floor retail with the rest of its internal accommodation being residential apart from the upper level that will have amongst other things it's own lounge for residents and a private gym.

Linked together via a joint residential lobby, the shorter building will be 57.25 metres with shops on its ground floor, office space on the first and second floors and the rest of its floors given over to residential except for the top which will the taller tower will contain a central plant area ringed by a semi enclosed roof terrace.

In total they will contain 388 residential units, 1,345 square metres of retail, 1,274 square metres of commercial space and 1,466 square metres of outdoor space for residents which will be a mixture of winter gardens and balconies. 1,050 square metres of public space is limited tightly to the ground floor.

Design of both buildings is near identical with them both employing highly efficient square floorplates that have allowed the architects to plan for a building that uses a simple structure with a central core and columns ringing the buildings perimeters.

Following through this simplicity are the facades of the buildings that are highly symmetrical with the structural grid expressed throughout thanks to metallic cladding with recessed glazing behind it.

Vertical strips of aluminium louvres are also used on the residential parts of the scheme that can be controlled from inside the apartments to naturally ventilate them without the need for opening the windows. The visual effect of these is to combine up the walls of the towers adding to the strong vertical articulation.

The end result is a couple of conservatively designed, but clean-cut looking towers that manage to have an element of soar to them thanks to their width to height ratios. They may not have the wow factor but not every building needs to be an architectural footballers wife, particularly when the design focus for the 2012 should be inwards to the sports facilities.






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Old November 14th, 2008, 05:57 AM   #1352
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Those Olympic Towers are a bit lacking if you ask me.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 01:19 PM   #1353
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Citypride tower is a great design; the name is rather terrible though.

'Citypride' just sounds strange, almost like the tower is for gay yuppies.

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Old November 14th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #1354
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I think it's actually called 'The Pride'? Or 15 Marsh Wall.

Big news: A scoping application has been submitted for the demolition of Hertsmere House, in Canary Wharf, and the construction of a 63 floor office and hotel tower in it's place. Hertsmere House was originally supposed to be demolished for Columbus Tower, a 61 floor building which would have been the tallest tower in the Wharf at 237m. It could be Columbus being revived, or it could be a totally new design.

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Old November 14th, 2008, 06:56 PM   #1355
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It seems the 'new' scheme is Columbus, the scoping application for the actual tower sound just the same as the one made for Columbus years ago

If it is, it will be the Shard of Canary Wharf.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #1356
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Nice cluster of crapers.

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Old November 21st, 2008, 09:48 PM   #1357
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Canary Wharf development beats crunch
JPMorgan invest in Rogers monumental design despite global job cuts announcement



A colossal development in London’s Canary Wharf received a major boost this week with the announcement that JP Morgan, a bank which also announced thousands of job losses this week, has bought the 999 year lease to the Richard Rogers designed building. Canary Wharf Group, who commissioned the build of a u-shaped multi-use structure in 2002, sold the lease to JPMorgan for £237million providing a vote of confidence for the development despite recent market conditions.

Canary Wharf Group, however, remain cautious stating, “If construction of the building is postponed, or put off altogether, CWG will be paid for completed work and also retain £76m representing a portion of Developers Profits related to the development.”

The 3 million sq ft structure, currently undergoing infrastructure construction at London’s most modern business district, Canary Wharf, was originally due to encompass the longest retail and leisure stretch on the banks of the Thames but the retail aspect has now been removed from the design and other elements of the design evolved. It will now be used as JP Morgan’s European Headquarters once complete, expected in 2012. The current design features two solid tower blocks of 43 and 31 floors, the former being the second tallest in Canary Wharf after One Canada Square, connected with 5 floors of football-pitch sized flexible spaces to be used for trading.

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Old November 22nd, 2008, 02:00 PM   #1358
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New design!

The architectural team of Foster & Partners and HKR Architects has reinvented the Leaf and its surrounding development in Ealing as something totally different.

OLD DESIGN



NEW DESIGN


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Old November 22nd, 2008, 03:34 PM   #1359
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Old November 24th, 2008, 04:56 PM   #1360
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Their design of the Jubilee Line London Underground at Canary Wharf was considered a triumph and now Foster and Partners are hoping they can be successful for the second time with a Crossrail Station alongside North Quay.
link: http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=1818
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