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ONE Bishopsgate Plaza will be the first high-rise residential and hospitality development built in the City in many years, and a new step in the City’s history. Comprising of luxury private residences and London’s first Pan Pacific Hotel, the 43-storey tower combines a unique mixture of functions and multiple ambitions, including the transformation of part of the Bishopsgate Conservation Area at Devonshire Row through the historic building and the creation of a large new public plaza.
The luxurious Pan Pacific London will provide a facility unmatched in scale and quality by any existing hotels in the City. The provision of top quality meeting and events space, including a double height ballroom, together with the other public functions of the hotel, will support the City’s function as a centre for business. The Pacific Ballroom will also be the Square Mile’s first dedicated ballroom and can host a banquet for up to 370 guests. The building’s form steps as it rises, providing terraces and other amenity spaces.
Complete crestline mass of tower
Projecting bays create unity between the public, private and mechanical elements of the tower
Facade model set behind fixed external brise
Exploded axonometric of façade typology
Exploded axonometric view of Devonshire Row
Isometric views of Devonshire Row
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The tower is designed to reflect the quality and ambitions of the development overall, with bronze louvres in varying configurations providing contrast to the nearby Heron Tower’s more solid, silver form. The façade is made up of numerous variations of louvres and glazing, with subtle differences providing aesthetic variety and architectural sophistication to the tower’s overall form.
Animated by retail, restaurants and cafés, water features and planting, the new plaza will form the heart of a new urban quarter. It will support a lively public realm, providing legibility and connecting one of the City’s prime thoroughfares, Liverpool Street Station, and the new Crossrail station to the pedestrian routes, quieter ambience and smaller scale of Bishopsgate Conversation Area and the eclectic facilities of Spitalfields Market and Houndsditch.
ONE Bishopsgate Plaza will be an entirely new step for the City of London, and will support its future growth as a centre for international business and leisure.
Five Star Luxury Hotel and Residential
2016 New London Architecture Awards – Mixed-Use Category (Shortlisted)
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