Lodha UK have been shortlisted for City Space – London Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2020.
“Where Great Minds Live” is the motto of Lincoln Square. The development sits in the heart of historic London, just steps away from the capital’s largest garden square, Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The location is a prestigious seat of learning, as home to some of the world’s best universities including the London School of Economics (LSE) and King’s College London (KCL). It is also London’s legal heart, surrounded by barristers’ chambers, Inns of Court and the Royal Courts of Justice. The historic and vibrant Strand is a short walk away. Lodha aims to create an inspiring place to live for the great minds who work, perform and study in this special part of London.
Lincoln Square is a real island site, built from the ground up into a ten-storey new building. Designed on the outside by PLP Architecture to blend with the historical buildings of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the interior of entrance lobbies and amenities spaces is Patricia Urquiola’s London residential debut. The amenities level spreads 17,000 square feet, which is one of the largest of any central London development.
The communal areas by Urquiola are characterized by a knowledgeable usage of materials, one of the project’s distinctive features. Coloured glasses, timber woods, marbles and bronze metals are used throughout the different spaces, creating a coloured and warm atmosphere, with a strong sense of materiality. The overall design concept is a new interpretation of the classic luxury feeling of Londoner spaces, which gain a more contemporary touch. This is made possible through a savvy usage of materials and shapes. Like in every project signed by Patricia Urquiola, the design language adapts to the location: the genius loci are crucial to her and is always the starting point to get the right direction, when starting a project.
Grey and sand colours dominate in the pool, spa and treatments rooms as to give a sense of relaxation. The cinema, an extension of the resident’s living rooms, is a reinterpretation of luxury, through gold and elegant grey, while the executive lounge required warmer colours – bronze and brown shades – to communicate cosiness. With amenities of this calibre and expanse situated on their very doorstep, residents of Lincoln Square are afforded the ultimate luxury of time.
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