Tall Buildings Conference 2019 Case Study: Manhattan Loft Gardens


At Tall Buildings Conference 2019, Dmitri Jajich, Structural Engineer: Director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill presented a Case Study on Manhattan Loft Gardens – Balancing Design and Constructability.

Full information on the project can be found on the SOM website here.

Located near Stratford International station, the 42-story Manhattan Loft Gardens is situated alongside one of London’s largest and newest transport interchanges. With a mixture of residential loft-style and single-story apartments, a five-star hotel, and three sky gardens carved dramatically out of the building’s profile, Manhattan Loft Gardens represents a new model for high-rise living.

In creating the building, our integrated team of architects and engineers focused on the idea of a vertical community that would promote social interaction and reflect the area's diversity. With a uniquely engineered concrete and steel frame, the double-cantilevered tower allows the incorporation of three sky gardens in which residents can meet and interact. These gardens provide a range of shared open spaces that provide spectacular views of the London skyline.

The tower's distinctive stacking produces an array of accommodations, including single studios, split-level lofts, and a stunning three bedroom penthouse, to appeal to a diverse market. The striking, triple-height main entry lobby is shared between guests staying in the hotel on the lower levels and residents of the apartments, further fostering social interaction to cultivate an exciting living environment.

Location: London, United Kingdom
Project Completion: 2018
Site Area: 2,500 m2
Project Area: 39,299 m2
Number of Stories: 42
Building Height: 143 m
Market: Hospitality, Mixed Use, Residential
Service: Architecture, Structural + Civil Engineering, Tall Buildings

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