- Hoxton Press
- Structural IGU
Hoxton Press is a pair of two residential towers on the Colville Estate in Hackney. The towers are 16 storeys and 20 storeys high and have been designed with a clear social architectural purpose. Both towers are hexagonal with balconies wrapping their corners. The towers are also orientated in order to minimise the impact on the surroundings with overlooking and reducing potential loss of light to neighbours. The hexagonal design provides each of the 198 apartments a dual-aspect living room and balcony. The structural frame facilitates column-free corners providing unobstructed panoramic views of the city. The development also includes a large space that will be used as a community cafe. The cafe space features vaulted ceilings and large glazed frontage. The large glazed facades maximise views through the ground floor and blend the buildings seamlessly into the landscape. Our glass has been used in order to offer an open quality on all faces to enliven the streetscape and new public area.