22 Bishopsgate, designed by PLP Architecture for AXA IM – Real Assets and Lipton Rogers Developments, is the tallest tower at the heart of the City of London’s financial district. Shaped to respect townscape views, its twenty-three-sided, faceted glass form makes a strong and serene backdrop to the surrounding articulated towers and to the historic fabric of the Bank of England Conservation Area.
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 As one of two new workplace environments on the site, it rethinks the site of an outdated office block at the intersection of two key roads and will form one of the district’s main gateways.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.
The EdgeAmsterdam, The Netherlands The EdgeAmsterdam, The Netherlands The EdgeAmsterdam, The Netherlands Awards 1. The starting point is a simple orthogonal extrusion. 2. The volume is hollowed out to the north, introducing an even and consistent light. 3. The eastern wing is rotated outward to capture the morning sun. 4. The remaining volume is further … Read more
Number 4 Cannon Street is situated between three listed buildings of extremely high quality. To the east sits Bracken House, Sir Albert Richardson’s eccentric exemplar of modern classicism and one of the City’s best post-war buildings. To the south is St Nicholas Cole Abbey by Christopher Wren, the first of London’s spires to be rebuilt after the great fire and now used as an evangelical workplace ministry with a popular daytime café in the nave. Directly to the north is St Paul’s Cathedral and Festival Gardens. Perhaps more than any other building we have completed, our spatial and material design approach has been directly informed by its adjacencies – not only as a setting for Wren’s landmark cathedral, but in relationship to its other neighbours and public spaces.
Following a successful competition submission, we were commissioned to design the interior and develop the exterior for Sky’s flagship new main building at their West London campus.
This dynamic new office building in the City of London has recently been completed on a high-profile site next to Smithfield Market. The colourful structure will become Tiktok’s new UK Headquarters and includes 5,500sqm of modern and efficient office space with a WiredScore Platinum rating and outstanding views out over the surrounding historic neighbourhood.
PLP Architecture was commissioned to refurbish the former Unilever Tower in Milan as a contemporary office space. The tower, built in 1962, had been a modernist landmark in the international style, although a recent misplaced attempt at recladding the facade had completely changed its character, rendering it unremarkable and undervalued. The existing block and surrounding buildings had become run-down, in stark contrast to the surrounding buildings of Corso Como. When complete, the building will serve as Accenture’s national headquarters. A new all-timber pavilion adjacent to the tower will house the headquarters for the technology company Bending Spoon.
Following a successful entry in a major international competition PLP Architecture is now working with the developer Provast for a new tower on a key redevelopment site in Rotterdam. The project, dubbed “Tree House,” focusses on creating a lively, inspiring, open and sustainable environment for residents and visitors in the city centre. At 140-meters and 37 storeys tall, the building will sit next to the Central Station as the tallest hybrid structure in the country and will be a bold new addition to the local area.
Crossrail will provide a new high speed east-west link through central London, connecting Canary Wharf in the east to Heathrow Airport in the west. Its infrastructure is of a considerably more generous scale than the current underground network and is planned to facilitate stations and trains which have a capacity twice that of the tube.
Embassy Gardens is a new riverside district in London developed around the new United States Embassy on Nine Elms. The area is witnessing significant regeneration which will create a new mixed-use central London neighbourhood replacing the warehouses that previously occupied the area. The Embassy Gardens masterplan is governed by design principles conceived to create an urban environment that orchestrates the relationship between architecture, landscape and public space to create desirable living spaces.