GREENWICH PENINSULA Introducing London’s latest design quarter
Introducing London’s latest creative quarter, being built by a new generation of architects
Eight award-winning architects are set to create London’s newest and most exciting purpose-built design district, located in southeast London’s Greenwich Peninsula. The proposal includes 16 structures, which will house a whole host of creative industries.
At the heart of the neighbourhood will sit a caterpillar-like steel marketplace, designed by Madrid-based architects Selgascano to house independent food stalls, and there are plans for an exotic garden. Another district highlight is the design from RIBA Stirling prize-shortlisted London firm 6a Architects – two rectangular blocks punctuated by coloured brickwork and diamond-shaped windows, inspired by the playful work of American artist Richard Artschwager. Fellow Uk-based practice Mole Architects is planning a striking, weathered-steel building, and Spanish architecture firm Barozzi Veiga’s sure-to-be-spectacular structure will be clad in gleaming polished aluminium. Construction begins this year, with plans to open in late 2019 (designdistrict.co.uk).