The project is for a mixed use tower that combines a community pub, workspace, and student accommodation. It is sited at the confluence of three urban lines: Stratford High Street; the DLR railway; and the Channelsea River. Our approach makes a building which is shaped by these intersecting geometries, and which in turn addresses the context in the round. Light plays across the tower’s faceted form throughout the day, its light precast facade exaggerating the articulation of shadows on its surface like a piece of classical sculpture.
The ground is dressed in a refined palette of terrazzo and honed precast. Seen up close, these materials have very lively, smooth surfaces comprising exposed aggregates of varying tones that bring richness to the building and, along with the range of activities within, dignify and enliven this stretch of the high street.
The scheme was granted detailed planning in September 2022