This month took me to One Park Drive, a 58-storey residential tower located in Canary Wharf, London. The tower is designed by Herzog & de Meuron, a world-renowned architecture firm known for their innovative and striking designs.
One of the most notable features of the building is its cylindrical shape, which provides residents with uninterrupted views of the city. The exterior of the building is clad in a pattern of angled glass panels that create a unique texture and reflect the changing colors of the sky throughout the day.
The tower's structural system is composed of a reinforced concrete core and steel frame, which provides stability and allows for the building's slender form. The building's height is achieved through a series of setbacks that create terraces and outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy.
Inside, the tower features spacious apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide ample natural light and stunning views of the city. The interiors are finished with high-quality materials and modern fixtures, creating a luxurious living experience for residents.
Whether apartment living is your thing or not, this tower stretches the possibilities of modern architectural design and is a masterpiece of engineering.
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Main Contractor: Canary Wharf Group
Frame Contractor: Expanded
Structural Engineer: AKT II