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UNStudio to move forward with 257 City Road

UNStudio to move forward with 257 City Road

European real estate investment firm, Orion Capital Managers, teamed with development company, Groveworld, and received permission to move forward with a 30-storey tower for 257 City Road Basin in London. Designed by UNStudio, the tower will become a new landmark residential development with waterside vistas. Aref Lahham of Orion Capital explained, “The Canal Basin is being transformed into one of London’s most stylish waterside residential quarters…With such an exciting design, 257 City Road will be a highlight of this regeneration effort and a landmark for the area.”

More after the tower after the break.

The tower’s design will capture van Berkel’s fluid aesthetic as bands wrap clusters of apartments and pull away from the skin to function as balconies and gathering places.

“The detailing and contrasting materials on the façade and the balconies of the City Road Tower play a key role in the identity of the building and are, in fact, borrowed from furniture design. This is an approach which we more typically apply to designs for smaller private houses. However, following extensive research into the potential for extending durability and maintenance we were able to create unexpected material variations on a larger scale.”

The project is currently in design stages, and we will update you with the completed design upon completion.

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Cite: Karen Cilento. " UNStudio to move forward with 257 City Road" 16 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/217538/unstudio-to-move-forward-with-257-city-road/> ISSN 0719-8884
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