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.
1 Page Street in Victoria provides a contemporary work environment for Burberry, the British luxury fashion brand. In consultation with the property owner and developer, Derwent London, and Burberry, we refurbished and extended a 1960s building on the former Westminster Hospital estate, which had been converted to office use in 1999.
The new development at WTC is intricately interwoven into the existing fabric of the complex, creating a stimulating combination of richness and identity for the campus.
Designed as an undulating piece of sculpture on the water’s edge, the COHL Business Centre overlooks the Qiangtang River, the main artery of the city of Hangzhou.
The Geek Community Project is a dynamic new intelligent district being developed across an extensive site in Chongqing, China. Within it, our competition entry for the South District has been conceived to house a range of research and development spaces within a smart and collaborative environment formulated around ideas of wellbeing and encounter – between people, between nature and culture, and between the past and the present.
Despite many advances in technology, the elevator has not changed in over 150 years: a single cab hoisted up an and down in an otherwise empty shaft. This shaft is one of the most expensive, underused and inefficient pieces of real estate in the world. At street level and below ground, as soon as a taxi cab or underground train passes, the next follows on its tail. These are looped transportation systems — multi-directional, adaptable and super-efficient. Why shouldn’t elevators behave the same way?
This bold new office building in Milan places sustainability at its core, and has been designed with an approach that seeks active and passive servicing solutions to minimise energy consumption whilst maximising the health and wellbeing of occupants. These revolve around the the creation of a highly-resilient, flexible and unique building that actively reduces demand and consumption of energy, considering the possibility of zero carbon in operation.
Located on a prominent site at the intersection of Holborn Viaduct and Farringdon Street, the thirteen-storey building will deliver a world class sustainable, adaptable, and healthy new workplace environment, capable of accommodating single or multiple tenancies. At the heart of the design approach is the understanding that human comfort and wellbeing are paramount to creating sustainable environments that enhance people’s health, foster creativity and spark innovation.
Friars Bridge Court will be a major new 21 storey office led development at the northern end of Blackfriars Road in Southwark. The building will replace an existing office building dating from 1991 to create an environment that envisions new ways of working, and is defined by generous amenity spaces including a gallery and two large roof terraces with sweeping views across London and The Thames. Whilst the southern half of Blackfriars Road is characterised by buildings of fairly uniform height, the northern half has a more varied street wall, culminating in a series of object towers towards its northern terminus. Our building sits between these two conditions, and is designed to strengthen the end of the block in which its sits and announce through its scale the transition to the more singular buildings towards the river.
Our new office building on the Admiral Lazarev Embankment of St. Petersburg forms the first phase of the Trinity Place business and residential complex. Strategically situated in the immediate vicinity of the Petrogradsky business district, the project enjoys views to Krestovsky Island and the Gulf of Finland.