Studio RHE Gets CABE Nod for London Tower

17 May 2010 (Last Updated May 17th, 2010 18:30)

The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has called a 24-storey, mixed-use tower in east London a bold and dynamic proposal. Designed by UK-based Studio RHE, the building is located in Silvertown, and features commercial use and 161 apartments and a three-storey

The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has called a 24-storey, mixed-use tower in east London a bold and dynamic proposal.

Designed by UK-based Studio RHE, the building is located in Silvertown, and features commercial use and 161 apartments and a three-storey energy centre.

The first floor will feature an open deck while the lower levels will house offices, retail space and cafes.

The structure is wrapped in coloured panels on two sides, providing solar shading and photovoltaic power.

CABE commended the environmental strategies employed and suggested the appointment of a landscape architect to define the streetscape and spaces around it.

CABE also pointed out the issue of natural ventilation and questioned if noise from nearby areas would impede the strategy, according to bdonline.co.uk.

The scheme was submitted to Newham Council in March and has been dubbed "Silvertree".