The Cube

Structural Designer

Engenuiti

Client Name

Regal Homes

Location

London, United Kingdom

ARCHITECTS

Hawkins\Brown Architects

CONCRETE ENGINEER

Pringuer James Consulting 

MAIN CONTRACTOR

Eurobuild

SUB-CONCTRACTOR

B & K Structures

SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT

JS Lewis

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

A ten-storey residential development that provides 50 homes on a unique rotated cruciform plan. An innovative, cost effective and environmentally efficient development in the heart of London.

The Cube pushes the boundaries of hybrid buildings and timber engineering through its novel twisted design and complex geometry. The interfaces between concrete, steel and timber required the development of a new suite of details and connections.

 

Judge's comment:

The dramatic geometry of this building presented many challenges to the engineering team.  The response is an intelligent consideration of material use and detailing: a hybrid of steel, timber and concrete.   Though close collaboration with the contractors and detailed modelling they have developed bespoke buildable details for the many interfaces and details the geometry necessitated.