Herzog & de Meuron Skyscraper Unveiled for New Canary Wharf Development

London firm Allies and Morrison has submitted planning applications for a 9.23 hectare, mixed-use development east of London’s . Dubbed “Wood Wharf,” the new neighborhood will include upwards of 3,000 homes, 240,000-square-meters of commercial office space, 100 retail outlets, hospitality and more – all interconnected by a 3.6 hectare network of public space. 

A 56-story, cylindrical skyscraper designed by Herzog & de Meuron will be one of three residential buildings planned for the scheme’s first phase, designed in collaboration with Stanton Williams. Allies and Morrison, who provided the revised masterplan for Canary Wharf Group, will design the first two office blocks targeted at technology-based companies. 

Hackney Marshes Centre / Stanton Williams

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Architects: Stanton Williams
Location: ,
Project Manager: Arcadis AYH
Area: 3,060 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hufton & Crow , David Grandorge, Andy Spain

Britten Pears Archive / Stanton Williams

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Architects: Stanton Williams
Location: ,
Area: 520 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hufton & Crow

Herzog & de Meuron to Design Residential High-Rise in London

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An impressive team has been pieced together by Canary Wharf Group to design portions of the first phase for the Wood Wharf development in London’s major business district of Tower Hamlets. Already home to some of the ’s tallest buildings, Canary Wharf has announced its plan to add a Herzog & de Meuron-designed residential high-rise to its glowing skyline on a redeveloped eight-hectare site.

Ascan Mergenthaler, senior partner at Herzog & de Meuron stated, “The new high-rise building will mediate between the city and the individual, the public and private, and will inject a new component of daily residential life into the evolving mixed-use Canary Wharf district. It will be both a symbol and the heart of the new Wood Wharf urban quarter, an extension of a dynamic global community and the start of a new vibrant neighborhood.”

See who else has been commissioned to partake in the first phase of the Canary Wharf development after the break.

Stanton Williams’ Sainsbury Laboratory wins the 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize!

2012 RIBA Stirling Prize: Sainsbury Laboratory / © Hufton+Crow

RIBA President Angela Brady has awarded Stanton Williams the 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize for their Sainsbury Laboratory. The Stirling Prize – the ’s most prestigious architecture award – is presented annually to the “building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year”. Sainsbury Laboratory was selected over five other shortlisted candidates, including the London Olympic Stadium which was awarded the “People Choice” in Observers’ Stirling Prize online poll.

Beautifully integrated within the University of Cambridge’s Botanic Garden, the Sainsbury Laboratory provides world-leading scientists engaging in plant science research a working environment of the highest quality that is capable of continuously adapting to the ever-evolving needs of the scientific world. Despite high energy demands, the buildings has achieved a BREEAM excellent rating with the aid of 1,000 square meters of photovoltaic panels and extensive natural lighting.

Learn more with our comprehensive overview of the Stirling Prize-winning project, here on ArchDaily.

New Campus for University of the Arts London / Stanton Williams

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Architects: Stanton Williams
Location: , England
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 40,000 sqm
Architectural lighting: Spiers and Major
Landscape Architect: Townsend Landscape Architects
Facade consultant: Arup Facades Engineering
CDM coordinator: Scott Wilson
Photographs: Hufton+Crow, John Sturrock

New UAL Campus / Stanton Williams

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Architects: Stanton Williams
Location: Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, , N1C 4AA
Tenant: University of the ArtsLondon
Completion Date: April 2011
Project Value: £200M (based on cost of land, building, fit-out and expansion incl. third floor)
Photographs:  Hufton + Crow, John Sturrock

  

Sainsbury Laboratory / Stanton Williams

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Architect: Stanton Williams
Location: Cambridge,
Client: The University of Cambridge
Main Contractor: Kier Regional
Civil and Structural Engineer: Adams Kara Taylor
Building Services Engineer: Arup
Landscape Architects: Christopher Bradley-Hole Landscape and Schoenaich Landscape Architects
Project Area: 11,000 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Hufton+Crow

Cambridge University Botanic Garden was conceived in 1831 by Charles Darwin’s guide and mentor, Professor Henslow, as a working research tool in which the diversity of plant species would be systematically ordered and catalogued. Completed in December 2010, the Sainsbury Laboratory develops Henslow’s agenda in seeking to advance understanding of how this diversity comes about. Its design was therefore shaped by the intention that the Laboratory’s architecture would express its integral relationship with the Garden beyond.