O2 be this Greenwich hotel

Niki
Tuesday 02 Feb 2010

Planning sought for new neighbour to the now iconic event space

AEG Europe and architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands have submitted proposals to theLondon Borough of Greenwich for a proposed four star 450-bed hotel and adjoining servicedapartments, focused around a 3,000 sq m special event space with a spectacular triple-heightreception pavilion adjacent to The O2.

Situated on the north western tip of the Greenwich Peninsula, the hotel takes The O2 asbackdrop; the strong and carefully composed massing of the scheme arranges the primarycomponents into a tight collection of objects, maintaining visual permeability to The O2 fromwestern and southern approaches while expressing the individual functions of the building.The prominent triple-height reception space is raised above ground, maximizing the spectacularviews across the River Thames towards Canary Wharf and The City. Its transparency contrastswith the strong vertical expression of the hotel’s anodised aluminum and glass curtain wallingfaçade. A 40 by 75m clear-span ballroom is set to be the largest bespoke space of its kind inLondon.

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