Make Architects has designed this new curving blade-like building to stand on the south bank of the River Thames on the eastern end of London's Albert Embankment near Vauxhall.
Sited at 38-46 Albert Embankment, the proposals for OKTIS Holdings feature a lone 23 storey tower with a height of 75 metres, with the bulk of the scheme from the 3rd to 21st floors having a total of 165 apartments.
Also included in the development is 225 square metres of retail space on ground level adjacent to the Albert Embankment, and 1,679 square metres of space for either flexible offices or a gym on the first and second floors.
The building is set on a north south axis and resembles that of a fishes fin. With a concrete structure throughout it will feature aluminium panels with the windows arranged in a series of arcs that will create patterns when the light hits them.
Outside space for residents is provided in the forms of balconies that are located on the north and south edges of the building. These also help create natural solar shading for the south facing flats.
If approved by the authorities in London the scheme will represent another of what promises to be a rapidly growing cluster in that area. Other schemes nearby include St George Wharf, Vauxhall Sky Gardens and a trio of Norman Foster designed towers at Hampton House.
It's beginning to look like the much anticipated cluster for Vauxhall is finally going to emerge.
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