Foster + Partners completes 50-storey Principal residential tower and 15-storey office tower that houses London Amazon headquarters

Foster + Partners completes 50-storey Principal residential tower and 15-storey office tower that houses London Amazon headquarters

13 Jan 2020 Materialization

The Principal Tower complex by Foster + Partners completes the Principal Place masterplan, a mixed-use neighborhood close to the north London ring that draws on its rich industrial heritage. The complex consists of a 15-storey tower for Amazon’s London headquarters and a one of London’s tallest residential towers with 50 storeys that includes six eateries and a light bar.

Credit: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

The slim  residential tower holds eight apartments per floor in a variety of sizes. Each of the apartments has access to a curved balcony with bronze detailing. To eliminate corridor space the entrance is placed at the heart of the apartment.

Credit: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

The bedrooms are more closed off with solid cladding for privacy. The rest of the home is fully glazed and protected against the sun by shading fins.

Credit: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

The Amazon office tower is designed as a 21st century warehouse with large 100 metres spanning open plan floors. This allows for flexibility and easy adaptation to future changing needs. 

Credit: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

The materiality of metal and glass refers back to Shoreditch’s industrial heritage. An expressive bronze structural frame gives an industrial age cast iron feeling to the building.

Credit: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

The entrance opens up onto a new plaza that is meant to generate a space for connection within the new Principal Place community.

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