by Kai Hin Law
Kai Hin Law
‘Forty-Two Street’ challenges the existing skyscrapers operating in the City of London. From above, the banks, businesses and financial institutions that express hierarchies of wealth, reputation and prominence; from below, the ground and street that becomes lost under the growing expansion of the office typology. The project explores the radical reuse of Tower 42 through the hybridisation of the office and street typologies. Through the insertion of street qualities, new opportunities for programmes, functions, activities and identities are formed to enable more connectivity between its tenants and visitors. To transform itself into a vertical ‘streetscape’.
Work in progress animation showcasing the elevation diversity, arrangement and tectonic of offices, in parallel, with street-floors opening carved throughout.