Apartment tower and hotel with shared fitness, work, dining and entertainment spaces
RIBA London Regional Award winner 2021
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Europe) for Manhattan Loft Corporation
Contract value: undisclosed
Located alongside Stratford International Station, this apartment tower and hotel shares fitness facilities, workplaces, dining and entertainment spaces between residents and guests. A triple-height entrance lobby features a 10m-high fireplace underneath an installation by artist Paul Cocksedge. The tower’s steel and concrete structure, and double cantilevered form, position each apartment no more than eight storeys from a shared open space, including three communal sky gardens. The building’s major structural elements are exposed, negating the need for additional finishes and reducing the volume of material otherwise required, lowering the project’s whole life embodied carbon.