Leamouth Peninsula Building N

Distinguished Building Award Submission

Building N is the first project to be constructed at Leamouth Peninsula, a new residential and cultural community planned for a former brownfield site at the confluence of the Thames and the River Lea. Derived from the organic forms of the riverbank, the design and massing of Building N seem to grow from the earth itself. Designers developed a lightweight “vertical garden” to allow landscaping on a very tight urban site that provides few opportunities for conventional green space. On the lower levels of the building, planted green walls screen an electrical substation and bring an element of surprise to the building architecture. Within the upper levels, a multi-purpose community center will support athletics, neighborhood meetings, events, and performances. The glazed façade of the upper stories offers panoramic views to the surrounding area, as far away as Canary Wharf and central London beyond, while a series of internal screens and louvers provide shading and light control.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Ballymore Group
  • Ballymore Group
London, N/A