In 2015 the neighborhood near St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, became an lively and exuberant area.
The project to redesign two buildings and an urban space, was made possible and driven by Land Securities, they entrusted the project to three different architectural firms, who together were able to communicate and deliver what is now considered a really lively and interesting area for the city.
The design architects involved in this project were Fletcher Priest, Sauerbruch Hutton and Gustafson.
Fletcher Priest’s studio was in charge of the overall project which included the redesign of two important buildings in the area, one of the two buildings was designed by them.
Sauerbruch Hutton’s studio was involved in the design of the second building.
The third and final architectural studio Gustafson Porter, dealt with the urban design of the space, and thus contributed to giving New Ludgate an unmistakable character.
The walkway that was created between the buildings and which leads to a common square, is covered with an embossed geometric pattern that leads precisely to the focal point of the square and here there is a floral installation of tulips.
The area is really very lively: characterized by the presence of offices, shops, restaurants and bars. A combination that makes the place even more attractive.
What I like about this project, in addition to the fact that it has provided space and services for the people, is the way these modern structures know how to communicate with different architectural styles. For example, look at the surrounding buildings or St. Paul’s Cathedral itself.
These stylistic contrasts, when conceived and designed with a certain criterion, become an interesting solution in this area because they know how to combine the past that has made our history, with contemporary times which represent our present.