Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Sir John Lyon House, London

This waterside residential building with 65 flats oposite Tate Modern on the banks of the Thames has recently been completed. The building incorporates small flats for weekday use as well as luxury apartments and penthouses. Complex planning, rights to light and St Paul's Heights issues were addressed by Sidell Gibson Architects in the course of the design.

The scheme is one of the first to exploit the potential of glazed terracotta rainscreen, providing a spectacular new fa├žade to the retained and re-used structure of concrete floor slabs and frame of the original riverside office block.
With its striking design the building has won four major awards:
- European LEAF Award for Sustainability.
- Mail on Sunday British Homes Awards - Best Apartment Building.
- Daily Mail UK Property Awards - Best Architecture - Multiple Units.
- New York Times International Property Awards - Best Architecture Multiple Units.

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