The multifunctional complex, which includes office centers, residential blocks, recreation and entertainment, is formed around a water body-an artificial Bay. It serves as an extension of the existing channel Chelsea Creek, connected to the river Thames. In the Bay there is a Marina with the possibility of mooring and storage of compact private vessels. The high-rise office centres within the block are not visible from the surrounding streets and do not disturb the characteristic established development of borough Hammersmith and Fulham.
Located on the site of dismantled gas tanks, the complex preserves “the spirit and memory” of the place-in close proximity to the railway lines of the inner-city line and Imperial wharf station, a historical Museum dedicated to the development of engineering in London of the 18th-19th century. The Museum is located in such a way that 8-14 thousand people pass by it every day on trains of the overground line, which provides a permanent exposition of the object. The residential areas face the Bay or are connected to it by canals in such a way that you can get into the house directly from the water. Thus the characteristic London motif of connection with the city’s waterways is played out.
The areas of former industrial zones in borough of Hammersmith and Fulham over the years gradually filled with residential and commercial buildings, this is a ordinary process, in this situation, we saw our task in creating a multi-format and multi-functional environment that would combine many types of housing for different social groups, and objects with jobs, and points of attraction for residents of the city – for recreation, for entertainment, for communication and self-realization. Unites all this around a Bay with a Marina – would be very “Londony” place, which will eventually become familiar and iconic for residents.