GREENWICH PENIN­SULA In­tro­duc­ing Lon­don’s lat­est de­sign quar­ter

In­tro­duc­ing Lon­don’s lat­est cre­ative quar­ter, be­ing built by a new gen­er­a­tion of ar­chi­tects

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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).

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