CTBUH Silver Member

PLP Architecture

About

Member Since: 2012

Member Offices: London

Website: http://www.plparchitecture.com

PLP Architecture is a London-based group of architects, designers and thinkers who value the transformative role of ideas and the capacity for architecture to inspire. The practice is led by a group of partners including Lee Polisano, David Leventhal, Karen Cook and Ron Bakker, who formerly were in charge of KPF’s London office for over 20 years.

While they bring a global perspective to their projects, their design resolutions are delivered through an understanding of local conditions. Design challenges are viewed not as a series of constraints but rather as opportunities for exciting, environmentally responsive architecture and sustainable urban design.

The foundation of their work lies in a commitment to the quality of life in the city, a delight in the handling of material, space and light and an optimism about architecture’s potential to enrich society.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Interior Design; Transportation / Urban Infrastructure; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2012

Member Offices

  • London

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Foshan Suning Plaza Tower 1

318 m / 1,043 ft

2

The Assima Tower

301.6 m / 990 ft

3

Twentytwo

278.2 m / 913 ft

4

China Resources Shennan Road No. 1

262 m / 860 ft

5

Four Seasons Abu Dhabi

144 m / 472 ft

6

Imperial West Tower

138.5 m / 454 ft

7

One Bishopgate Plaza

135.3 m / 444 ft

8

Nova Victoria-South

86.7 m / 284 ft

9

Nova Victoria-North

68.2 m / 224 ft

10

The Edge

58 m / 190 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

01 October 2020

Timber Rising | Kevin Flanagan

Pushing the Conceptual Limits of Mass Timber: The Oakwood Towers Series

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Research

31 December 2014

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014

An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in...

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Global News

22 April 2021

Design Revealed For Verdant Luxury Residential Tower In Singapore

PLP Architecture has revealed the design for a luxury residential tower in Singapore. Called Park Nova, the 21-story building has been conceived as a "biophilic"...

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Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Nexus Tower

Shenzhen

595 m

1,952 ft

2

Lizhi Park Office Tower

Shenzhen

347 m

1,138 ft

3

Foshan Suning Plaza Tower 1

Foshan

318 m

1,043 ft

4

The Assima Tower

Kuwait City

302 m

990 ft

5

Oakwood Tower

London

300 m

984 ft

6

Twentytwo

London

278 m

913 ft

7

China Resources Shennan Road No. 1

Shenzhen

262 m

860 ft

8

Ludgate House-Tower B

London

163 m

534 ft

9

Westferry Printworks T4

London

147 m

482 ft

10

Four Seasons Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

144 m

472 ft

11

Tree House

Rotterdam

140 m

459 ft

12

Imperial West Tower

London

139 m

454 ft

13

One Bishopgate Plaza

London

135 m

444 ft

14

Eastern Yards-Building SH-5

London

120 m

392 ft

15

Stratford Collective

London

113 m

370 ft

16

Westferry Printworks T3

London

109 m

359 ft

17

Westferry Printworks T5

London

109 m

359 ft

18

Sampson House-Tower B

London

108 m

353 ft

19

Westferry Printworks-Tower 4

London

106 m

348 ft

20

Eastern Yards-Building SH-7

London

104 m

340 ft

21

Sampson House-Tower C

London

94 m

308 ft

22

World Trade Center New Tower

Amsterdam

90 m

295 ft

23

Nova Victoria-South

London

87 m

284 ft

24

Whitechapel Estate-Tower I

London

82 m

268 ft

25

Westferry Printworks T2

London

81 m

265 ft

26

World Trade Center Extension

Amsterdam

80 m

262 ft

27

Whitechapel Estate-Tower E

London

69 m

226 ft

28

Ludgate House-Tower C

London

69 m

225 ft

29

Nova Victoria-North

London

68 m

224 ft

30

Westferry Printworks T1

London

68 m

223 ft

31

Westferry Printworks-Tower 3

London

64 m

210 ft

32

The Edge

Amsterdam

58 m

190 ft

33

Old Oak Common Tower 1

London

- m

- ft

34

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Tower G

London

- m

- ft

35

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Tower C1

London

- m

- ft

35

Old Oak Common Tower 2

London

- m

- ft

37

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Tower C2

London

- m

- ft

38

Blackfriars Road Tower

London

- m

- ft

38

The Collective Stratford

London

- m

- ft

40

Corso Como Place

Milan

- m

- ft

40

Park Nova

Singapore

- m

- ft

42

211 West 54th Street

New York City

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

4 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (64%), 7 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Composite (57%), 4 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 11 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 7 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 11 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

01 October 2020 | Chicago

Timber Rising | Kevin Flanagan

Pushing the Conceptual Limits of Mass Timber: The Oakwood Towers Series

13 December 2013 | London

Are wind turbines just "window dressing," or can they contribute to a building's performance?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Kamran Moazami, WSP; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; and Rafael Viñoly, Rafael...

15 July 2013 | London

Is it possible to construct a completely pre-fabricated megatall building (i.e. over 600 meters)?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Talal Al Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Helmut Jahn, JAHN; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; Ken Shuttleworth,...

11 June 2013 | London

Session 6: The Urban and Public Realm

Tall buildings will be part of our environment in an increasing number of cities, whose ages span centuries. If it is to be integral to...

31 December 2014

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014

Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in...

11 June 2013

The Special Nature of the European Skyscraper

Viewpoints: The London Conference

European architecture is at a crossroads. Its commercial and environmental realities are driving buildings ever-higher, but not all are convinced. In this article – contributed...

03 September 2020

Multi-Tower Complex to be Part of New Riverside Neighborhood in London

Native Land has appointed four major international architectural practices to develop designs for four buildings within Eastern Yards, part of the £1 billion (US$1.3 billion)...

03 September 2020

Multi-Tower Complex to be Part of New Riverside Neighborhood in London

Native Land has appointed four major international architectural practices to develop designs for four buildings within Eastern Yards, part of the £1 billion (US$1.3 billion)...

02 April 2020

Developer Pauses Construction on London Skyscraper

Multiplex, the contractor building the new Vauxhall Square-Miles Street South and 278-meter-high Twentytwo at 22 Bishopsgate, shut all its work sites on 24 March, after...

27 January 2020

Approval Granted for East London Residential Scheme Despite Criticism

UK Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has granted permission to PLP Architecture’s £1 billion (US$1.3 billion) Westferry Printworks scheme, despite its being criticized by experts, including...

27 January 2020

Approval Granted for East London Residential Scheme Despite Criticism

UK Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has granted permission to PLP Architecture’s £1 billion (US$1.3 billion) Westferry Printworks scheme, despite its being criticized by experts, including...

27 January 2020

Approval Granted for East London Residential Scheme Despite Criticism

UK Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has granted permission to PLP Architecture’s £1 billion (US$1.3 billion) Westferry Printworks scheme, despite its being criticized by experts, including...

27 January 2020

Approval Granted for East London Residential Scheme Despite Criticism

UK Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has granted permission to PLP Architecture’s £1 billion (US$1.3 billion) Westferry Printworks scheme, despite its being criticized by experts, including...

27 January 2020

Approval Granted for East London Residential Scheme Despite Criticism

UK Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has granted permission to PLP Architecture’s £1 billion (US$1.3 billion) Westferry Printworks scheme, despite its being criticized by experts, including...

07 January 2020

Proposal for Hybrid Timber Skyscraper in Rotterdam Awarded

PLP Architecture has seen off UNStudio and Group A to win a competition for a 140-meter-tall office and apartment tower in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The practice’s...

16 May 2019

The City of London’s Tallest Building Tops Out

The City of London’s new tallest building, PLP’s Twentytwo tower, has reached its highest point. The 62-story skyscraper for French investment manager AXA IM –...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving PLP Architecture

CTBUH Chief Executive Officer Conducts Speaking Tour of London

06 December 2018

CTBUH CEO Antony Wood traveled to his native UK for a speaking and listening tour, including a keynote address and several dinners with key figures of the tall building industry.

CTBUH UK Tours 22 Bishopsgate

23 February 2018

The CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter conducted an under-construction tour of 22 Bishopsgate, the tallest building under construction in the UK.

Debating Tall: A Skyline Commission for London?

28 July 2017

In the CTBUH Journal 2017, Issue III, two experts debate on the issues that the city of London faces regarding new tall building construction and protected historic views.

Does London Need Tall Buildings?

07 October 2015

The CTBUH UK Chapter hosted a successful panel discussion posing the question "Does London need tall buildings?" at Grimshaw's Clerkenwell studio.

Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One

11 June 2013

See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including the Opening Plenary and Conference Dinner.

Ctbuh Leaders At PLP Architecture

Lars Hesselgren

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present

Lars Hesselgren

London