Gasholders King’s Cross
Won through an invited competition in 2013, this project is for the interior architecture and specification of 145 apartments and penthouses for King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership.
The project, designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, places three drums of accommodation within three interconnected, refurbished cast-iron gasholder frames alongside the Regent’s Canal at King’s Cross in London.
With the juxtaposition of the ornate Victorian engineering and the new high-tech insertions as a starting point, we aimed to create apartment layouts that heightened the enjoyment of the unique characteristics of these circular buildings. We sought to articulate the mechanical character of the building, while creating elegant, but grounded, interiors through the use of industrial materials such as resin, steel and brass and the use of mirrored accents and unique cast concrete elements.