Herzog & de Mueron unveils cylindrical skyscraper for London

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Herzon & de Meuron designed a 56-storey cylindrical skyscraper as part of a nine-hectare masterplan for London’s Canary Wharf.

As part of five new buildings proposed at Wood Wharf, the eastern end of Canary Wharf, the new tower is part of the first phase of a major mixed-used development submitted for planning approval yesterday by London architecture firm Allies and Morrison.

Alongside the Swiss architects, London studio Stanton Williams is also working on the three residential building of the proposal, while Allies and Morrison designs the two office blocks targeted at creative media, technology and telecommunications companies.

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“This is an exciting new project for Canary Wharf Group which represents the continued redevelopment of east London almost 30 years after the original transformation of Canary Wharf began,” said George Iacobescu, property developer at Canary Wharf Group.

“The revised masterplan will create a strong and complementary mix of uses, and provide new homes, offices and retail spaces set within a network of streets and public spaces, designed to support the social life of new residents, employees and the surrounding community,” he added.

If planning approval is granted, construction of phase one for the buildings is set to commence next year, with completion scheduled for 2017.

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