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A bold landmark residential development, of nearly 800 new homes, that inspires pride and satisfaction within its community.
Saffron Square is designed specifically to provide desirable, sustainable and affordable high density living. The design integrates a dramatic 43 storey tower with lower-rise geometric modules, creating a harmonised scheme. The smooth, sleek profile of the tower features glass panels, with high, light transmission levels, in 17 different colours. The ‘pixelated’ facade is inspired by the crocus flower which was once cultivated by the Romans in Croydon. Below, are a series of polyhedral forms that wrap an inner garden space, all designed with the same overall design language.
The ground floor plan allows for wide walkways at street level, below residential floors which are supported on concrete pillars. The inspiration for these comes from the angled trunks of forest trees, echoes of which are found in the inner court of the development in the form of additional supporting columns and living trees. This central, open courtyard provides quiet amenity space together with additional roof gardens over every component.
Together, Saffron Square and Tower proclaim Croydon’s ambitious aspirations for the future whilst simultaneously referencing its historical past.
Contact: Martin Touška, Rupert Anderson, Michal Affanasowicz, Dorota Knet
Client: Berkeley Homes