Engineering the architecture

Given the site’s location with major tube lines running beneath its foundations, this building requires an innovative engineering solution which will be celebrated through it architectural form.

The expression of the steel structure becomes part of the architectural identity of the building connecting it visually, as well as physically, to the infrastructure of Waterloo Station. The base of the building is a heavy ground-bearing structure that balances against the heave effect of the tunnels below. The building above is supported on an A-frame structure that spans like a bridge across the site and transfers load into the ground on either side of the tunnels.

The diagram below shows the complex structure of the London Underground tunnels and the station beneath the site’s boundary. These proposals therefore require an innovative engineering and architectural solution.

Plan showing existing contraints underneath the site.

 

 

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Do you have any comments on our plans for new public spaces at the lower levels, including Victory Arch Square, the Waterloo Curve, the new public space between York Road and the Waterloo Curve, and the Garden Promenade?

Would you be likely to visit the Waterloo Curve and if so, would this be for eating and drinking, shopping or as a through-route to Leake Street and Lower Marsh?

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We are currently thinking of a name for the new public square that links the Waterloo Curve to York Road – do you have any suggestions?

Do you support our use of the Elizabeth House site to focus on new office accommodation and job creation, together with retail and other uses on the lower levels?

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