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Will Alsop Designs Apartment Tower on Stilts for London's South Bank

Will Alsop Designs Apartment Tower on Stilts for London's South Bank
Will Alsop Designs Apartment Tower on Stilts for London's South Bank, Courtesy of aLL Design
Courtesy of aLL Design

Led by Will Alsop, aLL Design’s funky apartment tower will soon add a whole lot of interest to London’s south bank. The tubular building, which tapers at the bottom and top, will rise above an existing four-storey building on purple stilts and be adorned with corten steel cladding, brightly colored balconies, and irregular rounded windows. Each apartment will include two balconies overlooking the River Thames and the neighboring heliport – bringing about the name “Heliport Heights.” To learn more about the lively design, keep reading after the break.

Courtesy of aLL Design
Courtesy of aLL Design

The elevated 15-storey tower will contain 14 apartment units, 13 of which will occupy one floor plate each. The penthouse unit will occupy the two uppermost floors and have a large rooftop terrace. The curving walls of the building will create flats of varying sizes with beautiful panoramic views and lend to a more slender and appealing overall form.

Courtesy of aLL Design
Courtesy of aLL Design

The existing building beneath the tower will be renovated without displacing its existing inhabitants to provide space for resident parking stalls. To add visual interest at the street level, the ground floor will also contain a small art gallery with a large display window and projector wall. A polished stainless steel pod located on the second floor will float above this public space, mirroring life below, and be available to let to the public as a conference room.

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Cite: Jennifer Whelan. "Will Alsop Designs Apartment Tower on Stilts for London's South Bank" 09 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/534162/apartment-tower-on-stilts-coming-to-london-s-south-bank/> ISSN 0719-8884
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