Quill - 28-storey tower at corner of Weston Street & St Thomas' Street

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Tuesday 19 May 2009 12.46pm
This development was mentioned briefly in the Three Houses thread but probably deserves a thread of its own.

There's an exhibition on Wednesday and Thursday this week (4pm-8pm) of plans for Quill - a 28-storey tower to replace Capital House (the King's College London building) at the corner of St Thomas' Street and Weston Street.

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/7038

It is described as "an iconic piece of architecture" which will "create a new benchmark in student living as well as retail facilities and a new exciting public realm".

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Tuesday 19 May 2009 2.29pm
Pics here:

http://www.spparcstudio.com/Project/KingsCollege-LondonBridgeSE1.aspx

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Tuesday 19 May 2009 2.34pm
How glass be described as organic? the designs look fit for the purpose, quite nice in fact in the right place....
Tuesday 19 May 2009 3.33pm
Jan the old one wrote:
How glass be described as organic?
V & A entrance hall.
Tuesday 19 May 2009 3.54pm
Wonder whether the "new exciting public realm" will be open to the public, or whether we'll just be allowed to stand at the cordon, looking palely on at the revellers within.

...if you press it, they will come.
Friday 29 May 2009 5.40pm
Did anyone else go to the exhibition of this new student accommodation tower last week. It was a bit of a Hitchhikers Guide moment, finding the public display in a small room, off an empty office, on the 4th floor of a closed office building, manned by a security guard who seemed not to know why I wanted in when he unlocked the front door.

Still, a very impressive scheme I thought. Smart architects with lovely photoshop images of a sinuous 28 storey aluminium clad tower, and an interesting bit of public space. But even after a week I still cannot reconcile the obviously expensive building form with the cheap as chips student occupants it is planned for. Was it just a planning r[b][/b]use and once the 28 storey block is accepted in principle backed up by local residents positive comments, a brick monstrosity designed by stacking the same room layout 28 times will take its place?

Nice if it gets built though
Friday 29 May 2009 9.52pm
markadams99 wrote:
Jan the old one wrote:
How glass be described as organic?
V & A entrance hall.

Gorgeous

Thats a Dale Chihuly glass sculpture

more on www.chihuly.com
Thursday 4 June 2009 11.36am
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/3927

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Thursday 4 June 2009 11.51am
Not just organic glass....

"Investream and King's are also keen to stress the green credentials of their proposal; they say that a folding bicycle will be provided in each student's room."
Wednesday 2 December 2009 3.27pm
A planning application has been submitted:

http://planningonline.southwarksites.com/planningonline2/AcolNetCGI.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeResultDetail&TheSystemkey=9534037

It's now described as a 31-storey building

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