Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Burlington Gate

Date
2012-2017

Client
Native Land (Ten Acre (Mayfair) Two Limited)

Location
London, UK

Construction Cost
Gross Development Value
£225million

Total area
12,000m²

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Overview

Burlington Gate is made up of apartments and galleries, as well as a new public space in the form of an arcade that runs from Old Burlington Street to Cork Street. Not only does this project enhance the experience of London’s most established art gallery district, it also re-establishes the character of the Georgian streetscape with a contemporary building of the highest architectural quality.

The development is in the heart of Mayfair close to the Royal Academy and Burlington Arcade. The area was developed most extensively during the 18th Century and is typified by a hierarchy of streets and squares framed by close grained Georgian architecture. Successive eras of development have taken place and the area now has a great variety of architectural styles and scales.

RSHP’s design has evolved through an analysis of the immediate and wider context, which has resulted in a sensitive scheme that responds to the height, scale and urban grain of its surroundings and provides a positive contribution to the streetscape of Old Burlington Street and Cork Street. The development comprises two linear buildings connected by a single

translucent core that allows light into the heart of the scheme. The street facades are expressed in a series of bays in proportion to the nearby townhouses, restoring the prevalent urban grain. Inside, apartments are arranged so that the living areas face the streets and bedrooms face the internal light well, taking advantage of daylight as much as possible. At the upper levels, the façade is inclined and this setback responds to the surrounding roofscapes.

The materials for this project have been carefully selected to reflect the architectural heritage of the area. The main structural frame will be made up of high-quality reinforced concrete that contains a high proportion of crushed granite, basalt and mica aggregate. This dark background is broken up by a series of light stainless steel frames and matches the colour contrast of the surrounding brick facades with their white window frames. These stainless steel elements surround either windows or solid panels made up of handmade bricks, referring to the subtle modelling on the adjacent building exteriors.

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Key Facts

Date
2012-2017

Client
Native Land (Ten Acre (Mayfair) Two Limited)

Location
London, UK

Construction Cost
Gross Development Value
£225million

Area
Total area
12,000m²

Structural Engineer
Waterman Structures Limited

Services Engineer
Waterman Building Services

Contractor
Multiplex

Cost Consultant
Core 5

Planning Consultant
DP9

Fire Consultant
Waterman

Team

Matt Cooper

Jean Corona

Simon Davis

Laurence Day

Philip Dennis

John Dent

Ainhoa Diaz

Mike Fairbrass

Vidal Fernandez

Tobi Frenzen

Anja Kempa

Kinga Koren

Emily Lewith

Tim Mason

Cris Mitry

Andrew Morris

Borja Muguiro

Mark Ng

Dawid Panek

Laura Penman

Richard Rogers

Alleen Siu

Graham Stirk

Angela Tobin

Rion Willard

Andrew Ye

Annette Main

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