david chipperfield's renovation of selfridges flagship store gets approval david chipperfield's renovation of selfridges flagship store gets approval
aug 18, 2015

david chipperfield's renovation of selfridges flagship store gets approval

david chipperfield’s renovation of selfridges flagship store gets approval
images courtesy of david chipperfield architects

 

 

 

local authorities have approved david chipperfield’s plans to redevelop selfridges’ flagship store on london’s oxford street. the overhaul will include a new double-height celebratory entrance on duke street, named the ‘somerset street link’, alterations to the shopfronts, and the redevelopment of the current accessories space.

 

the insertion will serve as a visual link between the listed classic east building to the south and the somerset, wigmore, orchard and duke building to the north. positioned at the end of barrett street, the approach will reference selfridges’ main entrance at the center of the building’s oxford street façade, a design distinguished by a triple-height loggia at first floor level.

david chipperfield selfridges renovation oxford street london designboom
proposed view of the scheme on duke street

david chipperfield selfridges renovation oxford street london designboom
the approach from st christopher’s place and barrett street

david chipperfield selfridges renovation oxford street london designboom
the site’s existing condition

  • a low key and respectful solution

    raymondo says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

architecture news