Herzog & de Meuron unveils cylindrical skyscraper at Canary Wharf - architecture and design

Herzog & de Meuron unveils cylindrical skyscraper at Canary Wharf



Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron has completed the One Park Drive residential skyscraper at Canary Wharf in London.
Designed to stand out from the surrounding office towers of Canary Wharf, the 58-storey skyscraper has a distinctive cylindrical form.
The cylindrical One Park Drive was designed by Herzog & de Meuron
"Set against the backdrop of the existing Canary Wharf buildings, the circular form of the new tower clearly distinguishes itself from its orthogonal neighbours," said the studio.
"The form is a statement of the tower's difference. It is a residential tower adding a new dimension to an area dominated by commercial space."
Blocky apartments extend from the cylindrical skyscraper
The tower, which contains 484 apartments, forms part of developer Canary Wharf Group's wider plan to add homes to the predominantly commercial area of east London. Standing 205 metres tall, it was designed by Herzog & de Meuron to be a landmark structure within the Wood Wharf expansion of Canary Wharf.
The central section has a blocky exterior
"It was very clear that this would need to be a signature building," said Brian De'ath, director of residential sales at Canary Wharf Group.
"It stands at the head of the dock in a very prominent position and is the first building you see as you cross the bridge into the Wood Wharf development," he told Dezeen.
The cylindrical skyscraper is made up of regular-shaped apartments
The skyscr...
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