Thorne’s Wharf was occupied by warehouses until it was developed into the London Television Centre for ITV (1972). Following the relocation of ITV’s London Studios, the proposal seeks to create a mix of uses on site that complement the cultural and touristic context.

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Project Details


CLIENT: Lendlease

DATE: 2019-20

STATUS: Competition, 2nd prize

SIZE: 84,000m2 (39,500m2 office, 38,000m2 residential, 7,800m2 market and cultural) 

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ACME: Monica Capitanio, Alex Chan, Gema Florido Pendon, Friedrich Ludewig, Neli Vasileva

The closed television studios are demolished to make way for an open food market at ground level, opening out to the river and the adjacent Coin Street. The iconic ITV tower is refurbished and converted to affordable housing, providing new council homes as fast as possible.

A second tall building provides additional homes in a highrise timber structure. Along the river, Lasdun created a strong brutalist composition of floating slabs in the adjacent National Theatre and IBM building. For the new office spaces, Lasdun’s approach is developed into a language of floating green terraces with spectacular views along the Thames.

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