빅토리아 제방 보수공사 및 도시 재개발 사업과 맞물려 시작된 카르멜 리버사이드 빌딩 리노베이션은 현재 사용중인 연합뉴스의 고유한 캐릭터 구축과 현대 도시환경의 충분한 이해로 부터 시작된다. 이전 빌딩의 건축적 승계는 현대적 단순함(모더니티)과 기능성으로 재디자인되며 기존 구조물을 해치지 않는 범위에서 진행된다. 이는 빌딩을 관통하는 주요한 테마로 현대 도시생활(비즈니스 환경)에 적합한 건축을 표방한다. 쾌적한 오피스환경, 막힘없는 소통 공간, 이를 통해 발현되는 효율적인 비즈니스 플랜 등 건축물의 지속성을 확보한다. 무엇보다 강넘어 테이트 모던과 밀레니엄 휠을 포함한 도시를 감상 할 수 있는 전망은 이곳 빌딩이 갖고 있는 가장 강력한 무기이자 장점으로 활용되며 빌딩의 옥상에 정원과 유리 파빌리온을 배치시킨다.
reviewed by SJ,오사
Fletcher Priest has revived listed 19th-century Carmelite House, originally the headquarters of Lord Northcliffe’s publishing empire situated within the Conservation Area on Victoria Embankment, to transform it into the headquarters for contemporary publishing group Hachette UK.
Carmelite House had been reworked and added to significantly since its occupation by Associated Newspapers. Our sensitive redevelopment of the site preserves and restores the listed façade whilst replacing the 1990s intervention with a building that sympathetically responds to its environment while reusing the modern structure of the former building.
Among the factors that give additional value over standard high-quality central London office space are its riverside location and historic character. The new riverfront façade is proportioned to enhance its presence and make it legible from the South Bank, while a garden and glazed pavilion at roof level give occupants magnificent views across the river to Tate Modern and the Millennium Wheel. Throughout the building, we make thematic use of the original design, recreating its decorative motifs with new materials and fabrication techniques to make the basis for contemporary features, such as 3D ceramic tiles in the washrooms, ventilation grilles, and rooftop cladding.
Firm: Fletcher Priest Architects
Type: Commercial / Office
SIZE: 100,000 sqft - 300,000 sqft
Photos: Peter Everard Smith
This project extends our portfolio of high-quality sustainable workplaces, which draw value and character from their context and existing features. Here, reusing the 1990s structure takes advantage of its large open-plan floor-plates and helps to keeps costs remarkably low (tendered in 2012 at £137 per square foot), underwriting the strength of our vision for a modern workplace enriched by acknowledging its past.
Quadrant Estates’ Partner Graham Tyler commented: “We are extremely proud of the new headquarters building that Fletcher Priest Architects has created, which will soon be occupied by its new tenant, Hachette UK. Our highlights are the stunning roof terrace and the restoration of the 19th-century façade at the rear of the building.”
“Carmelite House is a magnificent building in a magnificent location. We are looking forward enormously to moving in spring next year. The building, which incorporates listed features from Lord Northcliffe’s day with the very best of modern design, will be a great place to work, and the roof terrace, with its quarter-acre of garden, will be a great place for our staff to relax and admire what is surely one of the best views of London.” Chris Emerson, Chief Operating Officer, Hachette UK
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