Tranquil Courtyard Space for Luxury Apartment Building
Royal Mint Gardens, London, UK
This residential development of luxury apartments in Royal Mint Street, London E1 demanded a multilevel courtyard area that would blend effortlessly both with the traditional and contemporary architecture surrounding it, creating a tranquil outdoor area for relaxation and the enjoyment of a natural environment.
This has been achieved with remarkable success by using a combination of terrace system and planter products from Raaft, contributing towards the development being shortlisted for the 2020 Construction News Awards.
To create a stable, level base for the entire area without encroaching on or affecting the underlying structure, Floor Structure Panels were placed directly on Adjustable Pedestals.
Raaft Floor Structure Panel is a steel, high-performance surface support tray system that provides a sturdy and permeable platform for laying surfaces and installing planters off the ground, eliminating the need for a solid construction such as concrete.
This provided a perfect base for Straight Planter Walls Systems to be installed, with perforations in the panels allowing water run-off to naturally drain away. The planters, used at varying heights for enclosing borders and lawn areas, were manufactured in weathering steel (Corten) for corrosion-resistant durability and to blend naturally with the beautiful Victorian brickwork of some surrounding architecture.
Cantilever Offset Timber Benches create secluded seating areas at various points of the courtyard. These elements also create a visual link to the more contemporary styles in the surrounding architecture.
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