PLP President & Founder Lee Polisano shared his views on the importance of future proofing cities in a post Covid-19 world. An interesting and thought-provoking discussion with Elliot Danker and Ryan Huang on Money FM 89.3. To listen to the full interview and download the podcast, follow the link below.
65 Davies Street, a new high-end office development just off London’s Oxford Street, has topped out today marking a major milestone in the project’s construction. Construction is being led by contractor Multiplex and due to complete in Summer 2023.
PLP Labs, the research and innovation arm of PLP Architecture, is working in collaboration with leading metaverse property platform VerseProp to launch a range of 5000 NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). The tokens will not only give buyers the owning rights to a unique digital artwork but also access to exclusive content embedded into the tokens, from webinar tickets and physical artwork through to the chance to work with PLP to design their own building in the Metaverse.
This new office building sits within our new Bankside Yards Master Plan, which is creating a significant new destination quarter on the River Thames in South London. As one of two new workplace environments on the site, it rethinks the site of an outdated office block at the intersection of two key roads and will form one of the district’s main gateways. Its ground floor has been pulled back to accommodate a generous new public realm through which people can pass while entering the district under the arches of an elevated historic railway.
We are delighted to announce that the 22 Bishopsgate team has been selected as the winner of the WAN Female awards ‘Team of the Year’. The award celebrates the contributions of female collaborators across the project, including Investors, Architects, City Planners, Artists, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Lawyers, Contractors and Statutory Bodies.
Today, PLP Labs and Centric Lab launched a new research report for the British Council of Offices (BCO), Designing for Neurodiversity. The report examines the impacts that physical spaces have on their users, finding that certain spaces can be disabling because of their poor design and lack of consideration for the diverse needs of users. This is particularly true for neurodivergent individuals, whose conditions – while all experienced differently – are often negatively impacted by light and noise pollution and other sensorial sensitivities. This can cause individuals to experience high levels of stress due to heightened sensorial perceptions, inconsistent levels of comfort with learning and socialising, and difficulties regulating their moods.
PLP Architecture has broken ground on the Shanghai WLA Artificial Intelligence Lab part of a district for research and innovation developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the China Association for Science and Technology and the World Laureates Forum.
Ten of Japan’s largest companies have together unveiled their plan for a new district redevelopment in Tokyo, for which PLP Architecture are the master designer and placemaking strategist, as well as the architect for two of the four mixed-use towers on the 6.5-hectare site. The development sits 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. The 1.1 million square metre development is the largest development in the metropolitan area of Tokyo.
We are delighted to announce two new key appointments at PLP Architecture. Joanne Ronaldson has been appointed as Head of Bid Management and Alex Davidson, Head of Communications.
In a new book capturing the first ten years of our work, PLP Architecture presents ten recent projects as case studies to examine the emergence of a new typological fluidity and as markers to survey the cultural landscape of the past decade.