London Wall Place, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Make Ltd, 2019.
|:||External landscaping and entrance to Building 2. London Wall Place, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Make Ltd, 2019.|
|:||London Wall Place|
|:||London Wall Place, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Make Ltd, 2019.|
|:||The project’s concept lies in referencing the deep history of the site, from the Romans to post-war modernism. The scheme’s geometry is aligned with the historical urban grain created by the section of the original Roman city wall on site and its materials reference those used to build the wall. Both the wall and the medieval St Alphage Church tower on site – hidden from public view since the 1960s – have been restored and made a central part of the public realm, the ‘highwalks’ of the 1960s have been reimagined as 350m of gently curving Corten bridges through and beyond the site. The architecture is designed to be a backdrop to these landmarks, not competing but simply becoming the setting. A series of pocket parks form the new terraced gardens, which are set among the restored remains of the Roman city wall and medieval St Alphage church tower. The two buildings share the same striking appearance, and are clad in elegant bands of concrete and iridescent dark blue ceramic, inspired by the Kentish ragstone found in the Roman wall. Developed by Brookfield Properties and Oxford Properties.|
|:||London Wall Place; architecture; city; Streetscape; Europe; United Kingdom; London; London Wall; 2019; 21st Century; Make Ltd; medium group of people; incidental people; Full Frame; street view; day; exterior; public realm; historic centre; City of London; restauration; highwalk; Corten bridge; curving; urban fabric; landscaping; approach; pedestrian; corporate; sunlit; landscaped|