Architects Astudio are designing 200 zero carbon homes as part of its role shaping the overall sustainability strategy for the new neighbourhoods of East Wick and Sweetwater at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The Mayor of London and the London Legacy Development Corporation announced that Places for People and Balfour Beatty have been appointed to bring forward plans for up to 1,500 new homes, with up to 30 per cent affordable and 500 private homes to rent on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, six years ahead of the original master plan.
Astudio’s designs will actively respond to the architectural character and typology of local warehouses and light industrial units around Hackney Wick, featuring large windows to maximize daylight, exposed raw materials and sloped roofs. The design team also looked to complement the materials of the permanent venues of the Olympic Park, such as the Copper Box Arena, as well as the Kings Yard Energy Centre.
Working closely with KHL Sustainability, Astudio has been responsible for actively modelling typical units, challenging the orientation of blocks and in doing so maximizing daylight to flats and internal courtyards. The first homes will be available in 2017, with completion of the entire development planned for 2023. Images via Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.