new images revealed of herzog & de meuron's 'one park drive' tower in london

Jul 23, 2021

herzog & de meuron‘s ‘one park drive’ — the studio’s first residential building in the UK — nears completion in london‘s canary wharf. articulated by an eye-catching cylindrical form, the 58-storey, 205-meter-tall tower is divided into three distinct sections that offer different types of accommodation.

all images by lee mawdsley

one park drive forms the centerpiece of ‘wood wharf’ — a new district of canary wharf. for the exterior, herzog & de meuron wanted to distinguish the new tower from its orthogonal, office block neighbors and express more a human scale with a rhythmic elevational treatment made up of stepped balconies and terraces.

the tower is divided into three distinct sections

the new building comprises a total of 483 luxury apartments as well as a range of on-site amenities. the program is organized over three sections: spacious loft style apartments on floors 02-09; cluster residences layered to maximize space in the mid-section; and large bay units toward the top of the building. there are also three apartments known as the ‘level 32 sky lofts’ on the 32nd floor designed by bowler james brindley, who has also created the interior of the loft style apartments. the cluster and bay apartments are designed by goddard littlefair.

one park drive stands 205 meters tall

residents of one park drive will benefit from a GA group-designed lobby with concierge, a library, plus a screening room. there is also a health and fitness suite, including a gym and 20-meter swimming pool overlooking the docks as well as a steam room and sauna.

see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here and here.

detail of the stepped balconies

herzog & de meuron wanted to distinguish the new building from its orthogonal neighbors

detail of the curved balconies on the lower floors

one park drive forms the centerpiece of ‘wood wharf’ — a new district of canary wharf

the new building comprises a total of 483 luxury apartments

the stepped elevational treatment expresses a more human scale

one of the loft style apartment designed by bowler james brindley

the loft style apartments occupy the lower floors of one park drive

curved balconies offer sweeping views

dining room view

the health and fitness suite designed by GA group

residents can enjoy a 20-meter swimming pool overlooking the docks

project info:

name: one park drive

location: canary wharf, london, the UK

client: canary wharf

architect: herzog & de meuron

interior design:

lobby & amenity spaces: GA group

loft style apartments: bowler james brindley

cluster & bay apartments: goddard littlefair

photography: lee mawdsley | @leemawdsley