PLP Architecture has developed plans for a new district redevelopment in the prestigious and culturally significant Uchisaiwaicho 1-Chome district of Tokyo, which connects to the 16-hectare Hibiya Park and looks across to the Imperial Palace. PLP are the master designer and placemaking strategist for the entire development, as well as the architect for two of the four mixed-use towers on the 6.5-hectare site. The design is for a multi-stakeholder partnership, comprising of ten of Japan’s most prominent companies.
The recently opened One Bishopsgate Plaza marks the completion of a mixed-use masterplan that originated with the adjacent Heron Tower to the south. The masterplan envisioned a new City of London, moving away from the mono-culture of the office towards a rich aggregate of different uses that brings together hospitality, residential, amenity spaces, new types of retail as well as innovative public realm and place making.
Located along the South Bank of the Thames, this master plan will create a significant destination quarter and gateway for the borough of Southwark. The project reinvigorates a large and under-utilised site between Blackfriars Bridge and the Tate Modern museum, replacing two divisive blocks on either side of the mainline railway running north-south through London.
PLP Architecture, in collaboration with Tomoon Architects, have developed a proposal for a new residential development in South Korea’s Apgujung district. Situated between the serene Han River and a bustling retail thoroughfare, the development melds nature, luxury, and urban connectivity within an integrated and iconic architectural expression.
Dubbed ‘The 9th City of Delhi’, AeroCity is set to become India’s first sustainable Transit Oriented Development with over 30 million square feet of mixed-use commercial development and a working population of over 100,000. Capitalising on its proximity to the Delhi International Airport, AeroCity will cover over 230 hectares creating an active commercial hub representing the largest planned development in India’s capital since Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker planned New Delhi in the early 20th century. Perhaps more importantly, AeroCity is planned with a civic vision and a commitment to the public realm that characterise successful mixed-use developments globally.
This project includes the high-profile renovation and adaptation of a key historic building along Oxford Street in Central London. The design completely rethinks the 1930s building’s presence within Europe’s busiest shopping district, greatly expanding its retail space to make it more economically viable and ensuring consistency within its commercially-orientated setting. The T-shaped building sits confidently across from the iconic Selfridges & Co department store, providing an unparalleled visual retail presence that an international brand has capitalised on for their new global flagship store.
PLP Architecture has recently lodged a building permit application to the authorities for a new mixed-use tower on a key redevelopment site in Rotterdam. The project, for ambitious Dutch developer Provast, is named Tree House, and focusses on creating a lively, inspiring, open and sustainable environment for workers, residents and visitors in the city centre. At 130-meters and 37 storeys tall, Tree House will sit next to the Central Station as one of Rotterdam’s tallest hybrid buildings and will be a bold new addition to the local area. It is dubbed “Gateway to Imagination”, in reference to its position alongside the Eurostar platform with trains to Brussels, Paris, London and beyond.
At the end of 2013, PLP Architecture was awarded Municipal Permission for a new mixed-use complex situated in the Central Business District of Kuwait City. Having developed the detail and technical design, construction is now underway.
The site borders the rigid urban grid of the modern city on two sides and fronts a meandering route that leads to the sea. Indicative of an earlier river course and thoroughfare that twisted northward to the coast, this route inspires our design for the retail complex and the creation of a grand-scale and welcoming destination that will converge and integrate with the city.
Project Avenue in Muscat looks to create a destination landmark that is both rooted in local identity and that also captures the essence of the Omani capital’s continued growth as a modernizing city on the Arabian Peninsula. This large mixed-use development is located on a prominent site that is contextually connected to both old and new Muscat, between the grand mountains and the coastline of Oman. Its unique location enables the scheme to respond to the advancing character of the Omani capital while drawing inspiration from the rich rooted heritage of its environment.
The Shuijuxiang Phase II project establishes a new prototype for a sustainable waterfront mixed-use masterplan, efficiently integrating architecture and landscape with state of the art sustainability and wellness practices to produce an environment conducive to new ways of work, living and leisure practices.