New London Architecture

Water Pavilions

Built

A pair of floating structures connected by a series of bridges, boardwalks and pontoons creating a new destination in the emerging Wood Wharf district developed by Canary Wharf Group.

NEW LONDON AWARDS 2022

NEW LONDON AWARDS 2022

Shortlisted in the RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY category

The Water Pavilions are a distinctive pair of structures floating within the historic former West India Dock at Canary Wharf.  The dock itself is the defining characteristic forming part of a sequence of urban routes and spaces into Wood Wharf, which, with a growing resident population, is being transformed into a more holistic part of the city.

The Pavilions are constructed on a bespoke floating concrete hull, above which is a lightweight steel framed building with two levels. The frame is clad in a transparent aluminium framed curtainwall with a detailed screen of extruded aluminium battens wrapping around the long elevations and extending to form balconies at either end. This provides light filled, open and flexible spaces which are being fitted out as restaurants/bars. Boardwalks and pontoons connect the pavilions to the dock.

Overall, the pavilions create an ephemeral presence, giving the impression of a highly crafted container of space sitting gently on the water.

Vote for this project in the ‘People’s Choice Award’. The voting deadline is 1 November 2022.

Project information

Status

Built

Borough

Tower Hamlets

Size

2330 sq m

Estimated completion

September 2021


Location

Building Centre, 26 Store St, London WC1E 7BT, UK


Team Credits

Architect

Howells

Acoustic Engineer

Sandy Brown Associates

Client

Canary Wharf Group

Contractor

Canary Wharf Contractors

Cost Consultant

Canary Wharf Contractors

Developer

Canary Wharf Group

Ecology Consultant

Eight Associates

Façade Engineer

Ramboll

Fire Consultant

Arup

Light Consultant

Studio Fractal

M&E / Sustainability Engineer

AECOM

Masterplan

Allies and Morrison

Project Manager

Canary Wharf Contractors

Quantity Surveyor

Canary Wharf Contractors

Services Engineer

AECOM

Structural Engineer

Ramboll


Listed by

Howells

Last updated on

17/06/2022


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