Lower Marsh hotel

Kyson’s Lower Marsh hotel scheme in Waterloo




Architects Kyson have obtained planning consent for a new boutique hotel in Lower Marsh, Waterloo.v Cutting through a key conservation area in Waterloo, Lower Marsh is a historic street market a naturally faceted route that kinks and twists before converging at the point of focus; The Old Vic Theatre.

Lower Marsh hotel
Image © Studio Kyson

The route is characterised by an irregular rhythm of individual 18th – 19th century terraces with subtle variations in plot width, roof line and masonry which remain a central pillar of the overall character of Lower Marsh. Kyson’s scheme for a 70-bedroom boutique hotel with integrated shops and restaurant replaces a post-war development that spanned 8 historic plots.

Lower Marsh hotel
Image © Studio Kyson

The architectural language is conceived through an extensive study of the local vernacular with the ambition of re-integrating the site into the historic streetscape with a contemporary interpretation of established design principles. In this outcome the irregular language of individual façades overlay the ordered and subtle articulation beneath thus creating a building that is perceived as one and many. Source by Studio Kyson.

Lower Marsh hotel
Image © Studio Kyson
  • Location: Waterloo, UK
  • Architects: Studio Kyson
  • Planning Consultant: Rolf Judd Planning
  • Energy, Sustainability and Daylight / Sunlight: Eight Associates
  • Highways: Stilwell Partnership
  • Year costruction: 2018
  • Images: Courtesy of Studio Kyson

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