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

Buildings

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

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 Nexus Tower
595 m / 1,952  ft
2 Foshan Shuntie Holdings Tower
318 m / 1,043  ft
3 The Assima Tower
301.6 m / 990  ft
4 22 Bishopsgate
278.2 m / 913  ft
5 China Resources Shennan Road No. 1
262 m / 860  ft
6 Western Yards-Tower B
162.9 m / 534  ft
7 Westferry Printworks T4
146.9 m / 482  ft
8 Four Seasons Abu Dhabi
144 m / 472  ft
9 Imperial West Tower
138.5 m / 454  ft
10 One Bishopsgate Plaza
135.9 m / 446  ft

Awards

22 Bishopsgate

Award of Excellence: 22 Bishopsgate

Best Tall Building 200-299 meters 2022

Ctbuh Leaders

Lars Hesselgren

Lars Hesselgren

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present

London

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

RANK
Name
Height
1 Nexus Tower

595 m

1,952 ft

2 Lizhi Park Office Tower

347 m

1,138 ft

3 Foshan Shuntie Holdings Tower

318 m

1,043 ft

4 The Assima Tower

301.6 m

990 ft

5 Oakwood Tower

300 m

984 ft

6 22 Bishopsgate

278.2 m

913 ft

7 China Resources Shennan Road No. 1

262 m

860 ft

8 Western Yards-Tower B

162.9 m

534 ft

9 Westferry Printworks T4

146.9 m

482 ft

10 Four Seasons Abu Dhabi

144 m

472 ft

11 Imperial West Tower

138.5 m

454 ft

12 One Bishopsgate Plaza

135.9 m

446 ft

13 Tree House

130 m

427 ft

14 Eastern Yards-Building SH-5

119.5 m

392 ft

15 Stratford Collective

112.8 m

370 ft

16 Westferry Printworks T3

109.4 m

359 ft

17 Westferry Printworks T5

109.4 m

359 ft

18 Sampson House-Tower B

107.7 m

353 ft

19 Westferry Printworks-Tower 4

106 m

348 ft

20 Eastern Yards-Building SH-7

103.5 m

340 ft

21 Sampson House-Tower C

93.9 m

308 ft

22 Corso Como Place

m

ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 21 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 6,792 other buildings of the same Office function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.
23 Nova Victoria-South

86.7 m

284 ft

24 Western Yards-The Arbor

84.7 m

278 ft

25 Whitechapel Estate-Tower I

81.7 m

268 ft

26 Westferry Printworks T2

80.6 m

265 ft

27 World Trade Center Amsterdam Tower 10

80 m

262 ft

28 The Collective Stratford

75.2 m

247 ft

29 Whitechapel Estate-Tower E

69 m

226 ft

30 Nova Victoria-North

68.2 m

224 ft

31 Westferry Printworks T1

67.8 m

223 ft

32 Westferry Printworks-Tower 3

63.9 m

210 ft

33 The Edge

58 m

190 ft

34 Old Oak Common Tower 1

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35 Bishopsgate Goodsyard Tower G

-

36 Bishopsgate Goodsyard Tower C1

-

36 Old Oak Common Tower 2

-

38 Bishopsgate Goodsyard Tower C2

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39 Blackfriars Road Tower

-

40 Park Nova

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41 211 West 54th Street

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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.