Southbank Tower Lobby

  • Prize
    Winner in Mix Use Building: Residential and Commercial
  • Company/Firm
    Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Designer
    Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Torsten Broeder, Aleksandra Mnich Spraiter
  • Other Credit
    Helmut Kinzler, Zetta Kotsioni
  • Location
  • Project Date

Southbank Tower announces a partnership with Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) to transform the tower’s lobby.
ZHA’s first refurbishment of an apartment building interior introduces a new mezzanine and lift, concierge desk and lighting scheme for the lobby of the repurposed Southbank Tower.

One of the UK’s most ambitious renovation projects, the 30-storey office building completed by Richard Seifert in 1972 was converted by KPF in 2015 into a 41-storey mixed-use tower that incorporates two and three-bedroom apartments.

The lobby’s design by ZHA draws inspiration from the organic forms of
flower petals that overlap to conceal the lobby’s lighting scheme. The fluid curves of the structure house the tower’s concierge on the ground floor, before peeling back at the top to reveal a new mezzanine level which serves as an additional lounge for residents and guests.