The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801


West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

United States

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

A Green Vertical Village Campus

22 Bishopsgate, London, UK

Located in the heart of London city, Twenty Two Bishopsgate will deliver a new standard of workplace, one designed for local and global occupiers and adaptable to their future business needs.

As the Project Landscape Architect, West 8’s design vision for the surrounding public realm seeks to provide continuity within the public domain, unifying the site with its surrounding context, creating an iconic destination, and respecting view lines to some of London’s most treasured icons.

At Bishopsgate, West 8’s design vision supports the street’s primary function as a thoroughfare, moving large quantities of vehicular and pedestrian traffic north and south along the city’s main artery. By recessing the building entrances, the design gives space to pedestrians, adding a row of trees to provide a breath of fresh air without interrupting the flow of people.

A raised plaza in Crosby Square will act as a vantage point and natural gathering space, fully accessible by means of a public staircase. It will become a place for people to meet and relax; to sit and eat lunch; or a venue for public events. By extending the usage of traditional Yorkstone pavement slabs and granite kerbs, the ground level will blend into the urban tissue of the city.

The new streetscape prioritizes pedestrians and cyclists, has a dominant sustainability agenda, and improves public transport connections. The planting of a dozen trees along the street profile provides a coherent planting strategy for the site.

Axa Real Estate and Lipton Rogers Developments, LLP

PLP Architecture

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