ARCHITECT: CHARLES XENAKIS, IASON PATERAKIS, NEFELI MANOUDAKI
LOCATION: GRANBY ST., LONDON, UK
TYPE: COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, RESIDENTIAL [ APARTMENT MULTI UNIT HOUSING]
STATUS: DESIGN PROCESS
The [pre]application proposal, represents an exciting opportunity to replace a tired, unbecoming structure- whose 4 mo. upper floors have remained vacant for the past two decades - with a contemporary, mix use development of excellent architecture / sustainability credentials. The proposal is an interesting balance of converted [existing] space and carefully . crafted modest new-build additions that shall provide commercial floorspace over the ground/basement levels and studio-type accommodations over the 4no. existing upper levels, as well as 2no. additional roof-top levels. It concerns a mix use development of two floors of commercial use, and six floors of studio accommodation - essentially, a 1:3 ratio between the respective uses.