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Rainbow student housing, London, United Kingdom 
Tuesday 16 Jun 2009
 
Somewhere over the rainbow 
 
 
 
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Student accommodation brings splash of colour to Isledon Road 

CZWG Architects proposal for new student accommodation on London's Isledon Road, commissioned by Ely Properties, has received planning permission from the London Borough of Islington. The £21 million building will house 400 student apartments on 5 floors above double height commercial space on the ground floor.

Located in Finsbury Park close to the station and the park, the building will sit directly opposite the famous listed Art Deco Cinema, formerly known as the Rainbow Theatre, with the N/E Coast mainline viaduct behind.

The form of the building is a continuous street façade with three wings at right angles to it and the Railway. The street elevation is a sweeping double curve emphasizing the double bend of the road and providing areas of much widened pavement. The triple wings towards the railway make a strong three dimensional effect when seen from passing trains.

Each floor has continuous bands of windows alternating with bands of coloured ceramic glazed tiles. Each band is a different colour, being a subdued version of a rainbow, in reference to the suggestive name of the previous incarnation of the listed building during its 60’s and 70’s heyday.

Key Facts

Status Planning approved
Value 0(m€)
CZWG Architects
www.czwg.com

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