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DESIGNS ON KING'S CROSS

Hal Currey, Joanna Burtenshaw, Marcus Lee

Our approach is deliberately strategic and, anxious not to upset the developer Argent, respects the principles of the masterplan. A strong urban presence is created through high-density development with a commercial outer edge at ground level, and a raised active and usable open space to the centre. A wiggle is created at ground level to slow any through traffic with terraced gardens to either side.

Based on London Zoo's goat mountain, the terraces cover a series of storage rooms for bikes, boxes and (snow) boards. A potential community building or crèche provides a focus and daytime activity.

Responding to aspect and street scale, town houses are located to the south, with apartment blocks on the main frontages. The mixed tenure (single aspect, through apartments, family duplexes and roof-top maisonettes) informs the composition of the elevation.

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