Montrose Place, London /
Spanning two mews behind Grosvenor Place and Belgrave Square the initial analysis stated, ‘a great location but a terrible site’. The site has been ‘unlocked’ by creating a colonnade linking the mews which opens onto a courtyard
The colonnade links the entrance to the internal circulation cores, situated around a floating garden. An imposing entrance gate sits in a portico that punctures a garden wall, designed by Andrew Goldsworthy. Above and behind the garden wall rises the building using a simple background architecture (a big box), and ‘floating walls’ which project from the building. Between the two are located balconies, glass boxes, terraces and the colonnade. The two elements are subtly varied to create all the façades both on the street and in the gardens.