Commercial and residential conversion
London, UK
For the transformation of an almost 40 000 m2 office building in the heart of London, we have developed a qualitative approach by preserving the existing structure as well as its 1960s identity. The concrete structural system offers predefined volumes but still lends itself to reorganisation into private dwellings. Without straining the existing structure, the additional top floors require the intelligent design of atypical spaces. Treated like a glass volume, the extension reforms and enhances its preceding facade to boast a new appearance along the Thames.