Noble Street (London)
This project focuses on transforming Noble Street in London into a landmark that captures the unique potential of the area. The project is based on extensive research that draws from academic literature as well as interviews with people passing through the area. The historical Roman wall and the surrounding buildings serve as a point of departure for the design. The goal of the project is to address the lack of attractiveness of the street to Londoners and to highlight the importance of constructing modern buildings that are in harmony with historical buildings. The project aims to promote the preservation of historical buildings for future generations by showcasing the importance of historical buildings in urban design.
The organic pavilion design aims to create a visually striking and transparent landmark that complements the surrounding historical buildings. The design concept is based on a combination of oyster shell, arc, and hyperbolic paraboloid shapes, with glass as the main material to create transparency towards the historical sight. The design pays homage to the Roman wall with its organic glass shape and is intended to be minimally invasive to the historic fabric of the area. The opaque, heavy qualities of the organic façade add contrast and highlight the transparency of the design, creating a beautiful contrast between old and new.