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The river elevation's glazed balconies

River Thames context

River Thames context

View towards the Thames



Floor plan

Typical floor plan

Luna Building

Replacing undistinguished post-war buildings in the heart of Southwark, Luna Building is an elegant apartment block of 47 homes on a prominent riverfront site near Tower Bridge.

Wartime bombing and post-war clearances in this area of Bermondsey destroyed much of the stock of 19th-century warehouses. A modern interpretation of the local warehouse vernacular, our design renews some of the lost historical character of the area, utilising a restrained palette of acid-etched precast concrete, metal, stonework, and glass.

The eight-storey building includes ground floor commercial uses with one and two-bedroom apartments, including duplexes, sat above. It is set back four-metres from the water in a restrained, hard-landscaped setting to allow the continuation of the Thames Path. The waterfront elevation is modelled boldly with substantial glazed balconies providing iconic views towards Tower Bridge and the City while maximising daylight in the apartments with full-height sliding screens.

Client Berkeley Homes
Location Bermondsey Wall West, London
Status Completed December 2005
Homes 47 apartments
Reinhold Schmaderer