One Crown Place, London. Credit: Hufton + Crow.

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John Bushell Discusses the Importance of Mixed-Use Development in NLA Tall Buildings Survey

The KPF Principal was interviewed for “London’s Growing Up: A Decade of Building Tall,” the tenth edition of the New London Architecture (NLA) Tall Buildings Survey.

Since the launch of the first NLA London Tall Buildings Survey in 2014, NLA have sat at the forefront of the debate on London’s evolving skyline. The tenth edition of the report sheds light on how tall buildings have transformed London over the last ten years, and how they are likely to continue to shape London into the future.

“We think that there is more to learn about tall buildings from other cities than we have yet absorbed,” says Bushell, speaking to NLA about the success of tall buildings in London over the past decade. “Too many of the towers that have been built are monocultural towers in a mono-cultural area.”  In London, KPF has pioneered mixed-use towers, such as One Crown Place and DAMAC Tower, both of which are featured in the report.

The report features insights into planning policies, a net zero agenda, and the future of tall buildings alongside a selection of case studies of buildings completed and designed in the period. Read the full report here.