Recently completed: Glasshouse Gardens, Stratford

Stratford is rising. With the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park firmly anchored in its burgeoning east London context, the development at the Park’s edges is now taking shape. Among these are two new residential towers, Glasshouse Gardens, which the practice has designed for Lendlease. Set within the International Quarter masterplanned by Arup, the residential buildings are located at the head of the new neighbourhood and help to form a southern gateway for the Olympic Park. The towers articulate an early legacy concept of ‘buildings within a park’ relating to and very much being embraced by the new park landscape.

The two towers, 30 and 17 storeys in height, overlook the Olympic legacy landmarks of the Aquatics Centre, the ArcelorMittal Orbit and the London Stadium. Their skilfully streamlined design provides a distinctive image; and residents will benefit from generous balconies and naturally-lit accommodation across the mixture of 333 new studio, 1, 2 and 4 bedroom homes.