Fletcher Priest建筑事务所设计的New Ludgate项目很荣幸获得了LEAF的年度最佳开发项目奖，此项目为伦敦城市街区注入了更多活力。项目处于两栋引人瞩目并风格互补的建筑之间，其建立了和谐的关系并恢复改善了周边公共区域和城市街区的交通路线。
Fletcher Priest is delighted that One New Ludgate has won the Developer Project of the Year with our client Land Securities at the LEAF awards. 。New Ludgate is the transformation of a City block into a generous and lively new quarter for London. It sets up a dialogue between two striking and complementary new buildings whilst reinstating and improving the public realm around it and new routes through the city block.
项目基地极富历史感，其处于Ludgate山的老城墙里面，在1980年代曾是办公建筑。Fletcher Priest建筑事务所与Sauerbruch Hutton合作为这片区域做整体规划设计，两栋单独的总部办公建筑分别是北面的Two New Bailey由Sauerbruch Hutton和Fletcher Priest合作设计，One New Ludgate则由Fletcher Priest全权负责。设计师在两栋建筑之间建立一条新道路，同时在基地东边形成了一个新的开敞公共空间，附近的上班族和路人们可以在这里边晒太阳边吃午餐。此空间设计尽量避免了办公建筑的设计风格。基地周围的街道景观都被翻新修复，如通往圣保罗西入口的游行路线。
▼基地周围的街道景观都被翻新修复，如通往圣保罗西入口的游行路线，Around the site, street lines, grades and views are repaired and improved, such as the processional route to the western entrance of St Paul’s.
165，000平方英尺的One New Ludgate共有9层，包含地面层。生动活泼的酒吧和零售店在白色玻璃帐篷下熠熠生辉。建筑立面采取砖墙网格的设计概念，旨在抵御太阳光直射的同时能让室内有优良的采光，当人们在街道上瞥见此建筑时，又能给人们留下坚固的体量感。“我们的设计十分当代并低调，而周边建筑则更具玩味。Fletcher Priest建筑事务所合伙人Steve Barton说道。
▼建筑立面采取砖墙网格的设计概念，生动活泼的酒吧和零售店在白色玻璃帐篷下熠熠生辉，The building uses a façade concept of a masonry grid，it is animated by bars and retail outlets under fixed white glass awnings.
▼生动的琥珀色‘Kathedral’玻璃鳍则运用在公共入口piazzetta立面上，vivid amber ‘Kathedral’ glass fins are used on the piazzetta ‘accent’ façade in the new public space
▼成年大树为其提供了树荫也创造了与Belle Sauvage的视觉联系，a mature tree provides shade and visual link for Belle Sauvage
One New Ludgate每层办公空间都可到达其宽敞的外部私人空间，包括退台式的凉廊，阳台和一个享有圣保罗全景的朝南大露台，位于五层的露台可以同时容纳300人。
▼位于五层的露台可以同时容纳300人，terrace capable of accommodating 300 people at the fifth floor set-back level
餐厅和零售店位于首层，标准的约克铺路石渐变为深色的花岗岩铺路石，吸引着行人路过这里。作为可持续建筑，其达到了BREEAM的优良等级。One New Ludgate大量的自然采光有效的减少了办公楼层的人造光需求。最终，城市空间得以修复，人行道更加宽广，公共空间被植入更多的新鲜元素，并恢复了圣保罗的景观。
▼ 标准的约克铺路石渐变为深色的花岗岩铺路石，吸引着行人路过这里，passageway’s York stone paving morphs from standard York stone into dark granite to draw pedestrians through
▼One New Ludgate大量的自然采光有效的减少了办公楼层的人造光需求，One New Ludgate’s case by the amount of daylighting it has been designed to achieve, reducing the need for artificial light on the office floors.
It is a site redolent with history. The site on the old city wall of Ludgate Hill was formerly home to some outdated 1980s office buildings, the tallest element of which breached Primrose Hill viewing corridor height restrictions, and which offered little in the way of public amenity, with a dull sunken arcade at its lower levels. Fletcher Priest was asked to masterplan the site in collaboration with Sauerbruch Hutton by Land Securities, separating it into two headquarter-sized office buildings – Two New Bailey to the north, designed by Sauerbruch Hutton with Fletcher Priest as executive architect, and One New Ludgate designed by Fletcher Priest.
By creating a new passageway between the two – the scheme could also form a new open space at the east that catches the lunchtime sun for office workers and the public alike. The square here – with a nod to precedents in Rome, is defined by façades and plays off an existing terracotta Victorian elevation opposite. This space has been designed with as little of a ‘corporate’ feel as possible. Around the site, street lines, grades and views are repaired and improved, such as the processional route to the western entrance of St Paul’s.
The 165,000 sq ft One New Ludgate building itself comprises nine storeys plus ground floors. It is animated by bars and retail outlets under fixed white glass awnings. The building uses a façade concept of a masonry grid that keeps off direct sunlight and throws light onto the floorplates and, when viewed obliquely from the street’s wide pavements, gives a solidity to the building. ‘We wanted something quite cool and modern, whereas the other building may be more playful’, says Steve Barton, Partner Fletcher Priest Architects.
White precast concrete frames, simply detailed, respect their neighbours and set off the floor-to-ceiling low-ion glazing, while vivid amber ‘Kathedral’ glass fins are used on the piazzetta ‘accent’ façade in the new public space, where a mature tree provides shade and visual link for Belle Sauvage. A floating plane of photovoltaic cells lines the roofscape along with plant and a green roof, while both buildings flank a still-operating two and a half-storey city electrical interchange, which allows light into the heart of the site.
One New Ludgate also boasts extensive private external space, accessible from every office floor. This includes set-back loggia and balconies and a substantial south-facing terrace with uninterrupted views of St Paul’s which is capable of accommodating 300 people at the fifth floor set-back level, landscaped as elsewhere by Gustafson Porter.
Retail and restaurants line the ground floor, reinstated at grade, while the passageway’s York stone paving morphs from standard York stone into dark granite to draw pedestrians through. In terms of sustainability, both buildings on the site are BREEAM ‘Excellent’, influenced mainly in One New Ludgate’s case by the amount of daylighting it has been designed to achieve, reducing the need for artificial light on the office floors.
There were a lot of gains for the city including the repair of the public realm, wider pavements, the new element of public space and the reinstatement of the St Paul’s viewing heights so that the breach was taken away.
▼首层平面图，Ground Floor Plan
GIA – 23,017 m2
NIA – 16,949 m2
Appointment – February 2010
Planning – August 2010
Start on site – August 2013
Practical completion – March 2015
Occupation – October 2015
Client – Land Securities
Architects – Fletcher Priest Architects
Landscape Architects – Gustafson Porter
Planning Authority – City of London
Photography credit – Timothy Soar