Close or press ESC
A dramatic 45 storey tower which defines the bold, landmark development of nearly 800 new homes at Saffron Square.
Providing desirable, sustainable and affordable high density living, the tower presides over lower-rise geometric modules in a harmonised scheme. The polyhedral forms below wrap an inner garden space with all designed with the same overall design language.
The smooth, sleek façade features glass panels in 17 different colours, each with high light transmission levels. The hues combine to form an image of a ‘pixelated’ crocus flower, a link to the past when saffron was cultivated by the Romans in the area.
Cutting-edge and sharply-defined, the tower slices into the prevailing south-westerly winds and is configured to take maximum advantage of the sun’s course over the seasons. Floor-to-ceiling ‘doors’ have been integrated in the glazing units, in a unique solution to the requirement to provide balcony windows. The ‘doors’ can slide open within the plane of the building, preserving the clean external lines of the façade
Duplex and triplex apartments on the upper most floors appear suspended in the sky. Fully glazed internal spaces and terraces give unrivaled panoramic views.
Contact: Rupert Anderson, Michal Affanasowicz, Dorota Knet
Client: Berkeley Homes (South East London)