The site forms a corner to an urban block, denoting the junction between two streets that differ in character. To the north, Curzon Street is one of the principle routes through Mayfair, linking to Park Lane and Berkeley Square with large-scale commercial structures. To the east, Bolton Street connects the site to Green Park, the street is lined with town house terraces. To the south, residential buildings form an edge to an existing courtyard. To the west, the site abuts a Grade II Listed building. To the southeast, the site abuts a large blank brick facade.
A new form will define the corner of the site - responding to the varying environment of the two streets that bound its edge. A single element, starting at street level and descending below ground, will define the site’s public topography. Within this ‘tray’ a complex layering of varied uses will be integrated. Residential uses will define the upper level of the buildings, wrapping a south orientated green courtyard.
The Curzon Street block responds in scale to its commercial neighbours whilst referencing the luxury residential identity of its Mayfair context. The Bolton Street block is composed by a series of vertical elements, responding to the scale and rhythm of its surrounding streetscape. A hidden garden inhabits the site’s courtyard, surrounded by private dwellings; this green refuge can also be glimpsed at when walking along both Curzon Street and Bolton Street.