Everything feels bespoke and colour-matched
Duggan Morris Architects with Weedon Architects for Argent
Contract value: £70.2m
Cost per m²: £3,149
Sitting as the colourful backdrop to the Granary Building in the King’s Cross regeneration programme is R7 – the next generation of workplace. It breaks down the massing through a series of set-backs and recesses that create south-facing terraces or gardens on each level, which benefit from views across the city.
Two distinct shades of satin pink to the metal-finned facade split the block in two, with one being grounded by an exposed concrete colonnade. Everything on this building feels bespoke and colour-matched to the ‘pink’ facade, from the suspended lights in the colonnade to the paved flags on the terraces. It is a testament to the architect’s attention to detail and drive to make this project something very special and original.