new images revealed of herzog & de meuron “one park drive” in london
Herzog & de meuron ‘one park drive’ – the studio’s first residential building in the uk – nearing completion at canary wharf in london. Articulated by an eye-catching cylindrical shape, the 58-story, 205-meter-high tower is divided into three distinct sections that offer different types of accommodation.
all pictures from lee mawdsley
one park drive is the centerpiece of ‘wood wharf’ – a new neighborhood in canary wharf. for outdoors, herzog & de meuron wanted to distinguish the new tower from its orthogonal neighbors of office buildings and express more of a human scale with a rhythmic elevation treatment composed of balconies and stepped terraces.
the tower is divided into three distinct sections
the new building comprises a total of 483 luxury apartments as well as a range of on-site facilities. the program is organized into three sections: spacious loft-style apartments on floors 02-09; residences in superimposed clusters to maximize space in the midsection; and large bay units towards the top of the building. there are also three apartments known as ‘level 32 sky lofts’ on the 32nd floor designed by bowler james brindley, who also created the interior of the loft-style apartments. the cluster and bay apartments are designed by goddard littlefair.
a park alley is 205 meters high
residents of a park will benefit from a hall designed by the GA group with concierge, a library and a projection room. there is also a fitness room, including a gym and a 20-meter swimming pool with a view of the quays as well as a hammam and sauna.
see previous coverage of the project by designboom here and here.
detail of staircase balconies
herzog & de meuron wanted to distinguish the new building from its orthogonal neighbors
detail of the curved balconies of the lower floors
One Park Drive is the centerpiece of the ‘wooden wharf’ – a new neighborhood in Canary Wharf