Kings Place
Kings Place represents a personal vision on the part of Peter Millican for an office development that employs cultural uses to integrate it into the surrounding city. The building is home to the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the London Sinfonietta, as well as the headquarters for the Guardian and the Observer. The ground floor is open to the public, leading to foyers and galleries below. In addition to a 420 seat concert hall and temporary exhibition galleries, there is a full size rehearsal space. The site which is next to the canal and Battlebridge Basin provides an improved public realm including the new Rotunda Bar + Restaurant, a Cafe, and concert bar. The mass of the building is broken up so that the overall shape can be both part of the large scale proposals for Kings Cross and the more intimate context created by the canal. This distinction is reflected in the contrast between the curved glass fa├žade to York Way and the stone elevations facing the tow path.


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