Edited by: Enrico Mancini @EnricoMancini
Where : London
Artworks: New Nerghborhood Wood Wharf
If you are planning to visit London during 2017 you’ll probably don’t want to miss the opening of the new Wood Warf neighborhood in Tower Hamlets district.
The area involved in this project is really huge; 400,000 sq m, wich is almost one third of the existing Canary Wharf estate. The ingredients of thid big cake are spicy.
The Swiss practice Herzog & de Meuron has being called by the Canary Wharf Group to design a residential high-rise building (it will be the tallest residential building in London) on a eight hectare site.
According to the firm, the aim of this giant is to mediate between private and public, city and individual, and being at the same time heart and symbol of the brand new neighborhood.
The brain’s role, instead, will be played by Allies & Morrison’s office building for IT services and new media company.
Three more, smaller, residential buildings are designed by the Stirling Price winner Stanton Williams.
These three are planned to occupy the western portion of the site, clustred around beautyful waterways and courtyard. Pedestrian pathways will connect everything toghether under the control of the master planner, Sir Terry Farrells, and landscape architects, Peter Walker and Partners. Public consultation is already under way and is due to end this spring.
It will be quite a challenge to build a completely new residential neighborhood in a district that is widely known to be London’s major business core.
Everything is set, big players are on the field, the game will start during 2014.