There are three predominant buildings or typologies that make up the Bridgewater development, including an 80-room hotel, a 122 apartment building, and three separate office buildings with over 350 parking bays. They each play their own unique role in design, use, scale and materiality to address their particular position on the site.
For the residential component of apartments and hotel accommodation, we took inspiration from the timeless and recognisable design ethos of the Amsterdam canal edge row house architecture to front onto the wharf that defines the water-facing elevation of the development.
The use of tactile and warm materials was intended to create a place in which people feel comfortable to work, live, and play. It is important when developing largely greenfield sites and expanding an urban vision not to exclude access, but rather create inclusive spaces with facilities to sit and socialize.