The 771-foot-tall “Spire London”—expected to be completed in 2020—will be Western Europe’s tallest residential tower. Designed by Larry Malcic and Christopher Colosimo of HOK, the 67-story building plan was launched by Greenland Group, one of China’s largest luxury residential developers. Nicola Fontanella of Argent Design will design the interiors.
According to HOK’s website, the petal-shaped design was inspired by the orchid, a flower cultivated in China for more than 3,000 years. Three petals form the tower’s pinnacle, creating faceted glass façades with “prow” and “bow” contours, while the angled roof allows for external terraces in the penthouse. The bronze-colored metal detailing on the lower levels of the tower were inspired by the historic tan bricks of the neighboring buildings along the dock basin.
The tower has been designed to provide the highest and most far-reaching views of London ever provided by apartments in the capital, encompassing the Thames, Canary Wharf, the City of London, and numerous famous and historic landmarks. There will be an impressive nine elevators to transport the residents to and from their floors.
Featuring 861 luxury suites and duplex penthouses, the Spire London tower will surely revitalize its Canary Wharf location. The development will have welcoming communal amenity pavilions, such as glass winter gardens, landscaped terraces, public open spaces, and outdoor and indoor children’s play areas.
Residents will enjoy with the concierge service and five-star lifestyle amenities, including a spa with a swimming pool, lounge areas, and a jacuzzi. There is also a gymnasium and fitness studio with changing facilities.
The club room boasts a central cocktail bar, lounge seating, and wine displays, while the cinema—complete with automated blinds—provides a first-rate venue for entertaining.
“Spire London will create a new iconic landmark on the London skyline,” Yuliang Zhang, chairman, and president of Greenland Group commented to designboom. “This tower will be Western Europe’s tallest residential building and underlines London’s enduring status as a world-class city and destination. This is Greenland Group’s most important project in Europe, and will deliver exceptional new homes for Londoners.’
Images courtesy of HOK