Will Alsop plans huge bulging skyscraper next to Damien Hirst’s Newport Gallery

Will Alsop’s studio all Design has unveiled plans to build a skyscraper with a “highly unusual silhouette” beside Damien Hirst’s recently completed Newport Street Gallery.

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Envisioned as a bulging grey form with round windows and yellow detailing, the 15-storey residential tower will be located in Vauxhall, south London, on the same street as Hirst’s new art gallery. Named The Beacon, the 1,735-square-metre tower will contain 12 homes, all with private terraces facing out over the city. Eleven of these will occupy an entire floor, and the 12th will be a two-storey penthouse featuring a roof terrace.

An exhibition gallery will be created on the ground floor to display the work of locals artists, while a children’s play area will be among the amenities provided on the first floor. via: Dezeen

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