This scheme for a new residential development overlooking Poplar Dock in Canary Wharf creates a mix of affordable and private accommodation within a striking new structure. Two towers of 29 and 35 storeys, each elliptical in plan, are linked by a multi-level bridge which joins the towers. Protected from the elements and enjoying unrivalled views out over London, this bridge structure equips a number of the apartments with their very own ‘gardens in the sky’.
In order to provide the most energy-efficient design solution, the cladding features varying degrees of perforation which respond to the orientation of the facade. Where more solar shading is required the cladding is solid. On the northern facades, where solar gain is reduced, perforations are more frequent.