A well composed introduction to this new residential district
Marks Barfield Architects for Knight Dragon
Contract value: Undisclosed
The Greenwich Gateway Pavilions play an important role in an area undergoing huge transformation. They define the southern edge of the Peninsula Square, and form a gateway to Central Park and the major residential developments beyond.
The curved and facetted glass skin to the twin pavilions – the larger containing offices, show suites and an art gallery, the smaller a café – varies in reflectivity according to orientation. A floating canopy above them forms a shelter and portal, visually connecting them by an arrangement of curved tubes beneath the canopy arranged in a magnetic field pattern. Rooftop terraces give visitors 360 degree views across London.
The buildings were built and fitted out in record time: 18 months from appointment. The Gateway Pavilions are sculptural, distinctive and well composed introduction to this new residential district on the Greenwich Peninsula.
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