2013 – IN PROGRESS, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
In 2013, RPBW was appointed by the Sellar Property Group to design a slender residential tower with generous public realm amenities at street level, to complement the now occupied, Shard and Place buildings. The scheme is both respectful of its historic context on St Thomas Street through the choice of facing materials, while clearly acknowledging the cluster established by The Shard. The 26 storey-tower, a third the height of the Shard, steps back in section, maintaining sight lines of The Shard in local views. At the scale of the city, the proportions of The Shard remain unchanged.