skidmore owings merrill (SOM) has designed complex of residential towers for london’s greenwich peninsula. the project, ‘upper riverside,’ consists of a series of cascading towers with prominent, open roof terraces that take advantage of the location’s riverside vista. the waterfront properties, located near the tip of the peninsula, contain one, two, and three bedroom apartments.

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‘upper riverside’ towers contain a mix of apartment types that take advantage of the location’s views
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for the greenwich peninsulaSOM’s design for the upper riverside complex also includes other amenities, such as gyms, a private cinema, a library, and game rooms for the residences to enjoy. the roof terraces take advantage of the 270-degree panoramic views while on the ground level, pavement cafes and restaurants line the street at the water’s edge. the towers are part of the area’s larger regeneration and development project, which included a new transport interchange designed by santiago calatrava.

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large outdoor terraces make the most of the 270-degree panoramic views

 

 

richard margree of knight dragon, the site’s developer, described the project as, a showcase of vertical living but also a new landmark to draw visitors to the water’s edge. sitting only a few minutes walk from the jubilee line, its new public outdoor spaces will really bring the riverfront to life.’

SOM upper riverside
pavement cafés and restaurants line the ground floor at the water’s edge

SOM upper riverside
the buildings have many additional amenities including a cinema, game rooms, and library 

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the interiors were designed by ‘state of craft’

SOM upper riverside
some of the apartments are ‘lofts’ with four meter high ceilings

SOM upper riverside
the upper riverside complex will also feature gyms and a swimming pool

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