Skyline is a new residential tall building arranged over 30 floors at Woodberry Down.
Address: Skyline Devan Grove, London N4 2GJ
Architect: Rolfe Judd
Client: Berkeley Homes
Contractor: Berkeley Homes
About the project
Skyline is the second tower - one of a pair of towers - at Woodberry Down; one of London's largest regeneration projects led by Hackney Council and Berkeley Homes. Arranged over 30 floors, Skyline comprises 135 apartments.
The plan layout maximises views and light for all apartments. The stepped plan allows for a layout with flexibility for three, four or five apartments per floor, crucially all with the southern views. Balcony space is maximised by allowing access from both the living space south.
Inspiration for the tower aesthetic evolved from the form of the reeds that surround the edge of the reservoir. These reeds provided the inspiration for the emphasis of verticality of the tower. Through the use of a subtly changing material palette, the reflective surfaces animate the vertical planes.
The design of the Skyline tower and base component was refined and finely detailed with great consideration and research given to colour and material choice. The intention was to achieve both architectural differentiation and cohesion to the eight storey element and the slender tower whilst retaining the original inspiration.
The tower façade features a distinctive rippling metal cladding creating a fascinating and ever changing scene reminiscent of the aquatic setting. The cladding is a folded stainless steel material chosen for its reflective qualities. The panels are woven in slim strips with the glazing system to retain the verticality aesthetic.
It achieves BREEAM Excellent for retail units and Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 for residential units and includes sustainable urban drainage measures, a range of other measures to reduce carbon emissions and utilised sustainable construction practices techniques to minimise waste creation.