|Project:||NOBU Hotel, London|
|Architect:||BAA (original concept design by Ron Arad Architects)|
|Client:||Willow Corp Sarl|
|Images:||© 2015 INK|
The new NOBU Hotel in Shoreditch, which is currently under construction, is the first hotel offering in London of the eponymous restaurant brand.
The cladding comprises of a unitised curtain walling construction of high performance glazing and board marked opaque panelling whilst the dominant feature of this building is the sloped 'de-constructed' elevation. This feature which wraps the generous balcony spaces is realised via non-visible, welded-up, vierendeel steel trusses which cantilever from the end of the building. The NOBU Restaurant located on the ground floor is bounded by a series of super tall centre-pivoting glazed doors which open to provide full access to the courtyard.