The brief for Silvercup West calls for a mixed-use development, combining residential, office and retail space, a catering hall, a museum and theatre, and a public esplanade area on the waterfront. The concept for the project is based around creating a harmonious and functional composition of the development’s four elements: studios, cultural centre, residential buildings and offices.
A key consideration in planning the project has been the constraints on the site – particularly the proximity of the site to the Queensboro Bridge and its waterfront position. RRP looks to develop upon the history of this location by re-using the old terracotta works building found on the site.
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