The corners of the building are chamfered to provide an iconic sculpted form while also enhancing the visual connectivity for its users with the surrounding site and the city beyond.
At the heart of the building is a huge town hall space on the ground floor which works like an urban square in a city – bringing people together and providing an exciting and memorable centrepiece from which everything else flows.
Each floorplate becomes a series of streets and neighbourhoods with multiple communities on each floor, connecting to each other both horizontally and vertically, supported by a series of visually connected pocket gardens on each floor.
The vertically connected sky gardens on the upper levels provide a series of green oases while the mass of the building is further disrupted by garden slits that create double height breakout spaces for users.
More than 8,000sqft of landscape across the scheme has been designed to create a green tree paradise, countering the ‘heat island effect’ and making the campus more resilient to climate change.