Studio Seilern Architects have decided to take the drastic step of ‘turning the building inside-out’ in order to construct ‘a park within a building’. Studio Seilern Architects have unveiled the designs of a new mixed-use development project, dubbed the Whitehorse Street Development, which is to be constructed in London’s prestigious Mayfair district. Being a prime location, green spaces is a rarity and to add a touch of green to the entire development, the architects will be constructing a park inside the building.
As the lower and ground floor plates of the complex don’t attain any natural light, residential use of these floors has been ruled out. The entire building is set to be lifted off the ground plane to create a large garden at lobby level. The green space has been designed to act as a base for a vertical garden, which will extend through the upper level terraces.
The architects have also included internalized facades, exterior terraces and beautiful garden frontages to their residential properties. Due to the green spaces, which makes the designers construct an underground parking facility for residents. The development will include high-end residential apartments, an apart-hotel and retail facilities along the underground parking. Construction is expected to be complete by May 2012.