Building Design 28th June 2016
PDP London has won planning for a contemporary fractal roof extension above a grade II building overlooking Green Park on Piccadilly.
The practice – formerly Paul Davis & Partners – took over the project from Hawkins Brown which established the principle of the change of use from office and residential to resi under the guidance of Roger Hawkins and Ewan Graham. PDP London then designed the detail of the extension and 36 apartments with views over the park and Shepherd Market.
100 Piccadilly stands on the corner of White Horse Street in Mayfair and is being developed by Motcomb Estates. The engineer was AKTII. The project includes a shop unit on the corner and decorative metal doors and gates along White Horse Street in an effort to enliven the street frontage and to fulfil a planning requirement for public artwork.
The team at PDP – Andrew Davidson, Georgina O’Loughlin and Leslie van der Veen – said: “The unique faceted form has been developed to respond to the surrounding context through the articulation of existing horizontal roof lines and the use of appropriate materials – slate below and traditional lead cladding above The roof’s uppermost section is expressed in a diagonal arrangement of joints which is inspired by the herring bone pattern used traditionally on church spires.”
The building contains a concierge, leisure and exercise facilities, a car lift and basement parking.