Extends the discourse on design in the digital age
ACME for Hammerson
Contract value: £80.9m
Victoria Gate is at the east end of Leeds’ main artery The Headrow, and forms a natural extension of the Victoria Quarter and retail district. This project builds on its legacy of fine Victorian arcades by taking a rich, ornate approach – a contemporary interpretation of the historic arcades’ layered decorative motifs generated through geometric patterns.
The scheme celebrates the opulent ‘glitter’ of consumer society and, with its cathedral-like scale, structural complexities, grand vistas and promenades linking the city from west to east, completes what was once seen as an undefined edge to the city.
Victoria Gate holistically responds to the challenges of delivering a large scale building with a consistency of crafted feel that extends the discourse on the design and production of architecture in the digital age.
Regional Building of the Year Award