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.
Created for Shun Tak Holdings, this new luxury residential tower sits within a verdant site along Orchard Boulevard in Singapore’s most desirable neighbourhood: a biophilic vertical enclave redefining urban living in the garden city. Our inspiration for the project is drawn from its surroundings. We looked back to the 19th Century, when the region was filled with plantations and orchards laden with fruit, pepper and nutmeg, symbolising good fortune. The projects represents an encounter with nature – a moment in a secluded garden underneath a canopy of lush green trees.
Located adjacent to Hyde Park in London, Queensway Residences sets a new benchmark for prime residential development in the heart of the city.
This ten-storey residential scheme in the Strand Conservation Area in Westminster will replace a vacant 1960s concrete office building on an island site surrounded by important institutional buildings including the Royal Courts of Justice, The Royal College of Surgeons of England and the London School of Economics and Political Science. The scheme includes 230 apartments including studios, one-, two- and three-bed apartments, two penthouses, amenities for residents, and a landscaped courtyard providing communal amenity and an attractive outlook from the apartments.
Situated just a few steps from Hyde Park, the scheme provided us with opportunity to design an exciting contemporary addition to Mayfair’s unique architectural character. Located along a prominent route leading from the heart of Mayfair Conservation Area towards the Royal Parks, the existing buildings form part of an urban block with a dual aspect to both Curzon Street to the south and Stanhope Gate to the north.
60 Curzon is an Art Deco-inspired boutique residential development now nearing completion in Central London. The new building includes luxury apartments, studios, penthouses, a townhouse and extensive amenities that will cater to a vibrant mix of permanent residents. The project regenerates the site of an outdated 1930s residential building that previously housed Mirabelle, one of the district’s most storied eateries.
Al Maryah Island, is a man-made enclave between Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi Island and Mina Zayed. Its central position enables the island to become a link between the city and the Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island. Central to this urban ligament stands the Four Seasons which, together with the adjacent Abu Dhabi stock exchange, establishes a pedestrian epicenter of metropolitan energy along the waterfront.
PLP Architecture recently completed a new 15-storey residential building that includes 55 luxury apartments, retail facilities and a new townhouse along Chiltern Street in the heart of Marylebone Village in London. It replaces an outdated 1960s tower and offers significant visual and operational improvements for the sensitive site, which is located next to the intimate green spaces of Paddington Street Gardens.
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.
The use of timber as a structural material in tall buildings is an area of emerging interest for its variety of potential benefits; the most obvious being that it is a renewable resource, unlike prevailing construction methods which use concrete and steel. The research is also investigating other potential benefits, such as reduced costs and improved construction timescales, increased fire resistance, and significant reduction in the overall weight of buildings. The conceptual proposals currently being developed would create over 1,000 new residential units in a 1 million sq ft mixed-use tower and mid-rise terraces in central London, integrated within the Barbican.