Vauxhall Sky Gardens: South London Tower

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Vauxhall Sky Gardens

New South London Tower, UK – design by carey jones Architects

5 Nov 2008

Vauxhall Sky Gardens London

2010-

Design: carey jones Architects

Planning approval gained by carey jones, architects – Mar 2010

Vauxhall Sky Gardens design previously designed by carey jones + Amin Taha Architects

As an integral part of the ‘Nine Elms Development Opportunity’ projected to be a larger regeneration area than Canary Wharf and soon to be the home of the American Embassy, Amin Taha Architects have gained planning approval for a 120m tall mixed use tower at Vauxhall Cross. Accommodating 178 residential units and 250,000sqft of office space.

Vauxhall Sky Gardens Vauxhall Sky Gardens London

The client, Fraser Properties already working with Nouvel and Foster in Singapore, aimed to achieve the highest development ratio in London while maintaining good quality amenity space for residents. The tower is therefore unique for its 2,500sqm of communal ‘sky-gardens’, each being triple height and on a full floor plate. Shared by their surrounding apartments they expand opportunities for ‘social exchange’ and allow for the creation of micro-communities within such large and otherwise inherently anonymous blocks.

Landscaping allows for smaller intimate ‘park-bench’ areas, larger break out spaces for social functions and for 9 months of the year enough area to grow a weekly salad box for every household. With WSP Engineers the project is intended as an urban high density model of integrated environmental and social sustainability and currently exceeds both the GLA’s and the UK’s wider renewable energy and conservation regulations.

Vauxhall Sky Gardens London images / information from Amin Taha Architects 051108

Amin Taha Architects

Location:Vauxhall, London, UK