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Riverwalk

  • London

  • 2016

  • Contractor Sir Robert McAlpine

  • Photos: Constantin Levarda

Residential development on the River Thames in the heart of London

RIVERFRONT LIVING
Riverwalk’s beautiful architectural form echoes the curves of the river below.
The buildings are formed of ‘strata’: curved horizontal bands of limestone at each floor level that alternate with bronzed aluminium and glass bands to form windows and balconies. Set backs on the upper floors allow penthouses to enjoy larger terraces while giving architectural definition to the building roofscape. The design includes an important investment in the public realm. The walkway along the river is widened and with improved landscaping. Below ground, the incorporation of car and cycle parking, building plant and technical services in an extensive basement area allows the purity of the building’s architecture to be fully expressed. Extensive planting on roofs, balconies and terraces, most significantly on the first floor podium terrace where a private garden is proposed, contributes to a substantial improvement in the green footprint and biodiversity of the site.

“The architectural concept takes its inspiration from the sinuous curves of the river as it winds past the site.
The building’s gentle, interlocking form responds to this movement and opens up the residential apartments to the panoramic river views.
The distinctive canopied entrance will enhance the building’s unique identity.”
Alan Stanton

Systems

  • Triple glazing unitised system and aluminium panels

  • Lift and sliding doors and tilt and turn windows

  • Stone cladding, timber decking and rendered soffit

Architects

Stanton Williams Architects London

Stanton Williams Architects was founded by Alan Stanton and Paul Williams in 1985 following extensive individual careers in teaching and practice in the UK, Europe and the US. They have been working with fellow directors Gavin Henderson, Peter Murray and Patrick Richard for over 15 years in a studio, which now has an established team of 65 people with five directors and ten associates. The Practice has successfully completed numerous high profile architectural, urban design, masterplanning, exhibition and interior design projects, winning more than 50 awards.