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Studio RHE, SilverTree, Royal Docks, Newham, London, United Kingdom

Thursday 11 Mar 2010

London’s 2012 Eco-tower at Royal Docks

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19/03/10 W.L., London
I welcome any eco-friendly buildings.

I don't understand why developers are building homes near the London City Airport. This property would be built inside the airport's noise contour. People would not be able to sit on the balcony. Your conversation have to be stopped until passing aircraft have gone. I just hope they fit Sky , so that you can pause live TV. London City Airport, whilst being located in a residential area, is expanding, they recently won planning application to expand from 76,000 to 120,000 flights. This project is dumb as building new homes next to Heathrow.
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19/03/10 Debbie, London
Great design, but how are they going to mitigate against the noise and pollution from 120,000 flights taking off from London City Airport less than a mile away?
12/03/10 Jasmine, London
It's about time we started building like this in the UK
Really sleek residential architecture! This is the kind of quality design that London should expect of all developments. A lovely balance of iconic form on the skyline and enticing personal spaces.
12/03/10 Sarah, London
At last, an eco-tower that looks good too! Hope it happens!

Studio RHE announce design for new Eco-tower, marking gateway to East of London, home of the 2012 Olympics 

Studio RHE have recently submitted planning drawings to the Borough of Newham, one of London’s poorest boroughs, in an effort to develop the area with a new residential Eco-tower. The sleek 24 storey building named Silvertree is wrapped with coloured panels on 2 sides, which provide not only solar shading but also the electrical power from embedded photo voltaic panels and solar water heating. On the third side, the building opens to reveal a green vertical forest of planting enclosing terraces and balconies.

SilverTree incorporates the latest thinking in environmental design to greatly reduce the building’s carbon footprint. A distinct façade of curved aluminium bands provide solar and wind protection while also accommodating a vast array of photovoltaic panels producing electricity for the buildings use. Further renewable energy is provided by ground source heat pumps built into the foundations and a central biomass energy centre. High levels of insulation, closable winter gardens and the careful placing of windows and thermal shutters provide improved thermal efficiency.

The scheme will provide 161 large, high quality residential units of various size, with a communal landscaped open deck on the first floor. The lower levels will provide commercial offices, retail and cafés; creating employment opportunities and multiple additions to the current local amenities. SilverTree, is an optimistic and aspirational project that aims to become a benchmark for future urban design.

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