The world’s most slender tall tower, British Airways i360 is a ‘vertical pier,’ that is set to redefine the shoreline of the city of Brighton and Hove. Designed by the team responsible for the enormously successful London Eye, Marks Bradfield Architects, British Airways i360 seeks to reinvent the Victorian ‘pleasure pier’ for the 21st century.
Location: United Kingdom
This new corner block by DSDHA sits familiarly in London’s central neighbourhood of Fitzrovia. It’s discreet presence within the streetscape is contrasted with two crystalline pavilions playfully perched on the rooftop of its solid form.
Earlier this summer, the world’s most popular gallery for modern art completed an ambitious expansion project, adding 60% more space for visitors. But the resulting building, Tate Modern’s new Switch House, is about more than square meters.