One Hyde Park Property, Knightsbridge Flats

One Hyde Park Knightsbridge, West London Luxury Apartments, Property Photos, Building Architect

One Hyde Park London

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The One Hyde Park design was by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

14 Apr 2011

One Hyde Park

Address: 100 Knightsbridge, south west London, SW1X 7LJ, United Kingdom
Date built: 2005-11
Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

Phone: +44 20 7292 0345

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14 April 2011

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental

1 Hyde Park photos by Matt Chung:

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Owner: Project Grande (Guernsey) Limited

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100 Knightsbridge photos by Matt Chung

28 Mar 2011

1 Hyde Park from the south – Sloane Avenue – by John MacLean:
1 Hyde Park from the south - Sloane Avenue
1 Hyde Park picture © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

One Hyde Park – Project Description

One Hyde Park: The Residences at Mandarin Oriental is a modern residential development in Knightsbridge, London, on the site of the former Bowater House office building (originally built in the late 1950s). The site is located between South Carriage Drive in Hyde Park to the north, Knightsbridge to the south, and between the adjacent Wellington Court to the west and Mandarin Oriental Hotel to the east.

1 Hyde Park completion photos by Paul Raftery:
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1 Hyde Park picture © Paul Raftery

The development delivers 86 residential apartments and duplexes and three retail boutiques within four interlinked pavilions. These step up in two-storey increments to give, from west to east, buildings of 10, 12, 14, and 12 storeys respectively.

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It also incorporates reception, business suite and exclusive leisure facilities for the residential component of the scheme which are managed by a dedicated Residences at Mandarin Oriental team, as well as substantial additional leisure and service space that has been created for Mandarin Oriental Hotel and is separate to residential leisure facilities. There are three retail units at ground-floor level fronting onto Knightsbridge. In total, approximately 370,700ft2 (34,340 m2) of residential and 9,000ft2 (836 m2) of retail space is offered by the development. The scheme also provides 139 vehicle and 114 cycle spaces across two basement levels.

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1 Hyde Park picture © Paul Raftery

One Hyde Park seeks to complement the existing streetscape of Knightsbridge and create a scheme that offers daylight and generous views whilst achieving the necessary degree of privacy for its occupants. The project is designed to be flexible and legible.

1 Hyde Park apartment interior photos from Candy & Candy
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photo © Candy & Candy

The residential pavilions are separated by a series of fully-glazed circulation cores, incorporating stairs, lifts and lobbies. The passenger cores are used by the development’s residents for primary access to the apartments and penthouses, and service cores are used for secondary access by staff and for providing service access to the apartments. The superstructure of the residential accommodation in each pavilion comprises an exposed, pre-cast concrete frame, expressed externally in two-storey elements.

Luxury Apartments in Southwest London
picture © Candy & Candy

The façade system of the residential levels utilises a series of vertical blade-like elements set within the concrete frame. The two-storey-high screens that form the main façade are of pre-patinated copper alloy, with the patination complementing the colouration of building materials in the immediate area.

The primary function of the screens is to provide privacy to residents as well as to control views out of – and into – the building. These screens also provide solar shading which gives depth and modeling to the façade.

Luxury Apartments in Southwest London
picture © Candy & Candy

The façade system becomes more transparent to views from Hyde Park and Knightsbridge and is predominantly solid when viewed from adjacent properties. The top levels of each block comprise two-storey penthouse accommodation which relates and responds to the roofscapes of neighbouring buildings. The façades of the penthouses have been developed to incorporate the geometry and privacy aspects of the façade system below.

Luxury Apartments in Southwest London
picture © Candy & Candy

Edinburgh Gate has been relocated to the western edge of the site to become a new gateway to the Park. The roadway is covered by a canopy and the top surface is planted to provide a visual amenity for all those overlooking it. The sculpture (‘Rush of Green’ or ‘Pan’ by Epstein) which formed part of the composition at the northern end of the existing Edinburgh Gate has been repositioned to maintain its relationship to the new roadway.

100 Knightsbridge property images by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners:
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A new pedestrian route through the site – Serpentine Walk – is created along the eastern edge of the site, adjacent to Mandarin Oriental Hotel, on axis with Sloane Street, linking the Park to Knightsbridge. The original Knightsbridge Underground station entrance has been relocated adjacent to Mandarin Oriental Hotel and is positioned to align with one of the circulation cores. The entrance is formed from a palette of materials similar to those used in One Hyde Park – glass, steel and concrete – creating a structure with a glazed roof and walls that are both open and solid.

Renowned lighting artist, James Turrell has been commissioned to create a unified lighting concept that interacts with the development’s architecture. It includes perimeter lighting for the five glass stair and lift structures and a colourful light display (the LEDs are a mix of red, green, blue and white lamps that will render every possible colour in the spectrum).

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The project comprises of works for the main entrance of the residential lobby’s canopies and of works for various internal elements of the building. His sculptures will also illuminate the glazed stair and lift cores that link the pavilions and a canopy that is positioned over the new Edinburgh Gate entrance to Hyde Park.

A sophisticated, computerised program controls Turrell’s input allowing the colours to slowly change over the course of time from sunset to sunrise, gradually phasing in and out from one colour to the next.

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In addition, the development provides a substantial proportion of high-quality affordable housing in the City of Westminster on a separate site within the borough. Peel House, Pimlico, comprises 70 homes – 66 apartments and four townhouses – and goes beyond the adopted local, regional, and national planning policy in terms of its quality. Peel House is one of the largest affordable housing schemes to be delivered in Westminster in recent years. The former Police training quarters has been restored and renovated to the highest standard by a group of leading consultants.

One Hyde Park Knightsbridge, West London luxury apartments
picture © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

One Hyde Park Knightsbridge – Building Information

Place/Date: London, UK 2005-11
Sector: Residential
Overall Cost: £500 million
Total Area: 65,000 sqm

Client: Project Grande (Guernsey) Ltd
Development Managers: Candy & Candy
Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Services Engineer: Cundall
Cost Consultant: Gardiner & Theobald
Project Manager: GVA Second London Wall Project Management
Planning Consultant: DP9
Fire Consultant: Exova Warrington Fire
Landscape Architect: Gillespies
Interior Design: Candy & Candy
Interior Architect: BFLS
Public Lighting Design: James Turrell
Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke

One Hyde Park Access

By Underground:
The nearest underground station is Knightsbridge on the Piccadilly line with rapid access to Central London.

By bus:
9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 137, 414, 452, C1

100 Knightsbridge images / information from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

1 Hyde Park Completion

Latest photos of The Residences at Mandarin Oriental nearing completion:
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1 Hyde Park pictures © Nick Weall

One Hyde Park Apartment

A six bedroom apartment in the 1 Hyde Park development in Knightsbridge, London has sold for a stunning £140 million: Britain’s most expensive property. But was this a clever trick? The media reported later that there might have been an ownership loop.

Image of a 1 Hyde Park apartment interior:
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1 Hyde Park apartment interior picture from Candy & Candy

Contracts have been exchanged reports suggest, 11 Aug 2010. There are 86 apartments at One Hyde Park, with prices starting at around £20 million. 1 Hyde Park apartments have views of the London skyline, private wine tasting facilities, bullet-proof windows, a panic room, tunnel access direct to the luxurious surroundings and 24-hour room service of the adjacent Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners – architect for this Knightsbridge property development

One Hyde Park flats : Background on the development

One Hyde Park apartments : Photographs of property under construction

Location: 100 Knightsbridge, London, England, UK

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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel
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