27 February 2020

D&A

BRUNEL PLACE

The first phase of the project, 2 Brunel Place, the central building of three Sheppard Robson-designed structures is part of the wider £450m Heart of Slough regeneration project. The three buildings are to be linked by analogous angular forms that promote pedestrian flow between the structures. 2 Brunel Place will initiate the ambitious project with 9,300 sq m of office space defined by double-height reception and a retail unit that follows the form of the building. Designed to provide highly flexible spaces benefitting from high levels and much natural daylight, all floors have been planned around single cores. Another prominent feature of the 2 Brunel Place is a series of roof gardens designed to endow occupiers with amenity space. Its main façade along the Bath Road opens towards the Windsor Great Park and provides a view out over the local area and beyond. The design offers advanced and quality workspace that effortlessly weaves into the wider urban fabric and also strengthens the connections between the newly regenerated high street and Slough’s transport hub. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

 

 

DANCING TOWERS

The Eastern edge of Manhattan will soon get its new age iconic buildings called the American Copper Buildings also described as Dancing Towers. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2017. A salient feature of this sensational architecture is that the upper half of the skyscrapers are bend slightly outward. The 41- and 48 storey residential towers which overlooks the East River constructed by SHoP Architects are linked at floors 27 to 29 by a 91 meter long suspended skybridge. The most unique characteristic of this bridge supported by steel trusses is that it contains a 75 foot lap pool, a hot tub, a bar and lounge, double-height fitness centre with a climbing wall, a juice bar, a children's playroom, a Turkish-style spa and a rooftop infinity pool. A public gathering arena for both the towers is positioned on the bridge.

Celebrated for using raw materials such as zinc and weathered steel, SHoP will utilize copper panels to clad its towers. The 900,000 square feet project contains 761 rental units ranging from studios to one-bedroom apartments. 150 units of the total are designated as affordable.

 




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