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65 Davies Street tops out

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.

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PLP Architecture and Verseprop join forces to launch NFT collection

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.

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22 Bishopsgate wins WAN Female Frontiers ‘Team of the Year’ Award

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.

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PLP Labs and Centric Lab launch Designing for Neurodiversity, a report for the BCO

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.

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Plans unveiled for the ‘Tokyo Cross Park Vision’

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.

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A new book surveying PLP’s first ten years

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.

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Park nova wins ‘Best Condo Development in ASIA’

Park Nova has won the ‘Best Condo Development in Asia’ in the 2021 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards. Representing Singapore in the category after it had earlier won ‘Best of Singapore, Best Condo Development’. Park Nova, with developer Shun Tak Holdings, was successful against 13 other projects. It is a brilliant achievement, congratulations to the team.

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Lee Polisano in conversation with Mipim World

In this wide-ranging conversation with MIPIM World Blog, PLP President Lee Polisano discusses the evolution of PLP Labs, investors’ role in driving the ESG agenda, and some of PLP’s recent ground-breaking smart buildings, the Edge and Yandex HQ.

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Park Nova has won 4 Edgeprop Awards in Singapore

Park Nova, our high rise residential development in Singapore has won 4 Edgeprop Awards. The new signature luxury residential tower picked up awards in the categories of Design Excellence, Top Luxury Development, Top Boutique Development and Best Showflat in Luxury. The Edgeprop awards recognise the best property developments in Singapore. congratulations to the team.

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The Making of 22 Bishopsagate

Multiplex have released a new video giving insight into the making of landmark office building, 22 Bishopsgate, in the city of London. The short film includes the development of the scheme and interviews with Karen Cook, the principal architect on the project from PLP Architecture, as well as with other key individuals behind the project including Sir Stuart Lipton of Lipton Rogers Development.

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PLP Architecture have completed One Bishopsgate Plaza

We are delighted to announce the completion of One Bishopsgate Plaza, Europe’s first Pan Pacific London hotel. The project rejuvenates a key site along Bishopsgate into a dynamic mixed-use urban development organised around a large new public plaza. One Bishopsgate Plaza is the first high-rise residential and hospitality development built in the city in recent years and stands as a bold commitment to the continued vitality of the area. The new 43-storey development supports its future growth as a global centre for international business and leisure.

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Arbor has won two international property awards

Arbor, our new office project in the bankside yards development on London’s South Bank has won two awards in the annual International Property Awards for Best Office Development and Best Commercial High Rise Development. We are working with Native Land on the development, with completion due in 2022.

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PLP President, Lee Polisano, spoke to Accenture about our work on Corso Como Place, a sensitive refurbishment of the existing Unilever Tower in Milan

Lee Polisano, in conversation with Accenture, discussed how the building is a place to work that promotes innovation and collaboration in an environmentally considerate way. He spoke of how our design takes an existing urban asset and transforms it into a landmark office building consisting of a series of shared spaces, both public and private to promote placemaking in the vibrant city of Milan. With the project in the heart of the city, Lee noted how craftsmanship is key and can be applied and incorporated in a resourceful way, that is both beautiful and respectful to the wider urban context.’

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4 Cannon Street wins City of London Building of the Year: Contribution to Context Award

4 Cannon Street has been selected as recipient of the Contribution to Context Award, a special award created for this year’s City of London Building of the Year Awards to specifically honour the building. The recognition was given by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects and highlights the building’s sensitive design, which confidently respects place and context on its site between three listed buildings at the heart of the City.

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Lee Polisano talks to the Business Times about embracing public outdoor space, smart buildings and our ambition to add to Singapore’s iconic skyline

PLP Architecture’s President, Lee Polisano, spoke to Annebeth Leow at The Business Times to discuss Singapore’s evolving central business district and the future of the workplace. The Business Times is Singapore’s only financial daily newspaper, covering local, regional, and international business markets, along with corporate news and commentary on start-up, wealth, property, lifestyle and SME scenes.

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Unfolding features in the London Design Biennale 2021

PLP Architecture has joined creative forces with the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge and Dukta to develop a sustainable geometric timber structure exhibited in this year’s London Design Biennale, which opened today at Somerset House in Central London.

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PLP Architecture reveals design for its first residential development in Asia

PLP Architecture has revealed its design for a new signature luxury residential tower on a beguiling garden site along Orchard Boulevard in Singapore’s most coveted neighbourhood. Park Nova will be a biophilic enclave rising above the surrounding greenery, embraced in a lush vertical garden. The building brings a new focus on modern metropolitan living and aims to redefine urban living in the garden city.

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International team to revitalise industrial reclamation site into diverse green neighbourhood in Milan

PLP Architecture is part of an international team that includes OUTCOMIST, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, CRA – Carlo Ratti Associati and Arup that has won a major competition to realise Parco Romana, an urban-scale redevelopment project in Milan’s Porta Romana district. The project interprets the industrial legacy of the site while reanimating it with contemporary programs centred on an ethos of sustainability.

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Zooming in on the “S” in ESG: A road map for social value in real estate

PLP Architecture and PLP Labs have, as part of an Urban Land Institute (ULI)-led team, launched a new report ‘Zooming in on the “S” in ESG: A road map for social value in real estate’. The publication gives guidance to the industry on incorporating social value into corporate strategy, business practices and even investment theory.

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Kaleidoscope completes in central London, will be the flagship new UK headquarters for social media giant TikTok

Kaleidoscope, PLP Architecture’s dynamic new office building in the City of London, has 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.

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Know your health

PLP Labs, Centric Lab and Comuzi have launched Know Your Health, an online tool and downloadable guide to help people living in cities identify how their environment is impacting their health, and then empower them to improve their situation and long-term health resilience as individuals and a community.

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