Leeds Canal Basin is being regenerated through a masterplanned sequence of public spaces along side the canal and the River Aire, each defined by a series of buildings containing apartments, hotel and commercial spaces. From the east, this new quarter is now accessed via a replacement footbridge spanning the river where it emerges from the vaults beneath City railway station. Here, raised above a publicly permeable ground floor of commercial units, is CZWG’s apartment building.
Like an eroded geological mass surmounted by a ‘hill town’ of stepping blocks, and riven by a seam of polished copper, it’s a rigorously planned assembly of forms governed by its own architectural logic, but which is responsive to its canal-side location: indigenous brick walls deeply punctured by repetitive windows, and timber cladding which will weather to a warm beige-grey.
(text from architects' website)
Contributed by ArchiTeam
ISIS Waterside Regeneration
Leeds City Council
1098 sq m of Commercial Space
Site Area (ha.)
2.7 ha ( for the whole masterplan)
Ramboll Whitby Bird
Davis Langdon Ltd
Rob Cullen (Project Architect), Andy Lo, Kerry Calvert, Cameron Short, Sylvania Mok, Kyle Henderson
Housing Design Awards, Supreme Winner RIBA National Award 2011, RICS Regeneration
Project of the Year Award and Best Overall Project of the Year 2011, RIBA White Rose Awards 2010, Brick Award 2010, WAN Residential 2009, and highly commended at the British Homes 2009 and HCA Awards 2009.
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