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Work Starts On A New Tower in London’s Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf

Work Starts On A New Tower in London‘s Canary Wharf designed by the renowned practice SimpsonHaugh and Partner, the Dollar Bay is to rise on East India Dock. Developer in charge of the project is Mount Anvil, awarded Developer of the Year 2015. The building will become a new London Landmark, located opposite the o2 Arena allowing views of the Canary Wharf Docks and River Thames.

The 31-storey Dollar Bay features 121 residential apartments (10 of which will be shared ownership) as well as retail units, a gym and a private residents’ garden featuring a children’s playground. Dollar Bay features a distinctive design of two crystalline forms that are bound together by a central spine. Facing west, the facade undulates to create a dynamic rippling effect with the glass panes increasing in size as they near the base of the structure. Designed to reflect the sky and the water, the angled glass planes pick up the colour and movement of the water below and the sky above, to create an animated sculptural form at the head of the dock. A double-height entrance lobby reveals a faceted and fractured interior creating a dramatic sense of arrival. SimpsonHaugh and Partners’ design includes a double skin envelope with all apartments having a 1.5m deep winter garden, an important design feature within many of the practice’s projects. The winter gardens provide amenity space without exposure to London’s often-adverse weather conditions. – from SimpsonHaugh and Partners

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