Architectural – An approach that integrates living with working and visiting
Sir Denys Lasdun, the architect behind some of London’s most iconic buildings, including the South Bank’s National Theatre, and with whom our Founder Chris Harris, worked for many years, said the following about the job of the architect, in a speech to the RIBA in 1965:
“Handbooks will tell you that the job of an architect is to give the client what he wants. Our job is to give the client, on time and on cost, not what he wants, but what he never dreamed he wanted, and when he gets it, he recognises it as something that he wanted all the time.”
- North/south section showing Residences, Educational Centre and the Gallery.
- An apartment design that references the exist-ing silos, built to the north of the Marina.
- Early version of “cluster” style groupings of apartments, showing curved roofs with planting.
- The lock at the Marina end, looking east.
- The hotels, featuring a glazed atrium