Squire & Partners’ designs for Triptych Bankside in Southwark create three elegant sculptural building forms within a landscaped park setting. The development extends Tate Modern Park eastwards and creates a counterpoint to the new Tate Modern extension to the west and the historic Globe Theatre and River Thames to the north.

Project Name: Triptych Bankside
Location:  London SE1
Status: On Site


Client: Delancey
Development Manager: Gardiner & Theobald
Landscape Consultants: Balston Agius
Planning Consultant: DP9
Structure: AKT II
Services: Cundall

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The mixed-use development provides creative workspace in a ten-storey building, and two residential blocks – fifteen and nineteen storeys respectively – along with extensive cultural amenity at ground and lower ground, and retail and café spaces. Designs for the residential building elements are driven by optimising their slender footprints to be adaptive and maximise amenity space and local views. A gently twisting form, combined with undulating curved terraces wrapping around the exterior, affords the buildings a considered sculptural aesthetic.

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Permeability and enhanced views of local landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern and Tate Modern Park were integral to the design, which reinstates the lost historic street Emerson Place, creates new pedestrian connections through the site to the river Thames, and features a continuous flow of green spaces including a central public square.


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