Blackfriars Road

We provided a range of terrazzo for this major development on Blackfriars Road. Featuring two main distinct components that seek to define the skyline at a pivotal junction road. The site is sliced in two creating a large commercial parallelogram and a small residential trapezoid in a plan. The parallelogram is extruded up 90 metres to form a sharp-edged crystalline volume, which is then cut away to respond to context.

 

In contrast, the dark masonry trapezoid is extruded up six levels and then carved away to create loggias, terraces and gardens for its ten residential apartments. Completed in the spring of 2014, the project provides over 220,000 square feet of high-performance office space, animated by ground-level retail units. Media and publishing company UBM has already taken 105,000 square feet as its UK headquarters.