Tapestry, King’s Cross

Strongly connected to its surroundings

Tapestry. Niall McLaughlin.
Tapestry. Niall McLaughlin. Credit: Nick Kane

Niall McLaughlin Architects and Weedon Partnership for Argent

Contract value: Confidential,

GIA: 34,810m², 

An exquisite, sculpted facade wraps around an intriguing combination of functions in this impressive mixed-use building. The unusual, complex brief includes a multi-use games area, café, restaurant, and affordable and market housing. Despite the challenges of building above railway tunnels, adjacent to a railway line and canal; the architect has produced a refined, elegant and cohesive design.

  • Tapestry. Niall McLaughlin.
    Tapestry. Niall McLaughlin. Credit: Nick Kane
  • Tapestry. Niall McLaughlin.
    Tapestry. Niall McLaughlin. Credit: Nick Kane
  • Tapestry. Niall McLaughlin.
    Tapestry. Niall McLaughlin. Credit: Nick Kane
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The innovative facade is made of lightweight, glass-reinforced concrete panels that provide articulation between deep vertical piers and horizontal elements such as balconies. The building is scribed with pattern that is adjusted in a hierarchy across the building. Strongly connected to its surroundings through framing of views from apartments, a shared garden surrounded by contemporary townhouses and direct link to the canal, the building is a haven for its dwellers. 


See the other winners of the RIBA Regional Awards 2017 - London

See the other winners of the RIBA Regional Awards 2017 - London/Residential

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