The incorporation of an independent structural addition to an existing high rise block offers the opportunity to increase the accommodation on site without undermining the stability of the existing structure. The new structure is visually integrated into a unified form with the existing, by an outer frame wrapping like a helicon; an instrument of spiral form carried around the body. Being more than just a re-cladding exercise, the intervention provides a totally new form and identity for the tower and its surrounding environment.

The outer skin may be varied in its make up in response to its orientation, becoming lighter & louvered on the southern elevation and more enclosed and insulating towards the North.

A double height space is introduced into the ground floor entrance lobby on the Northern elevation together with community facilities on the Southern elevation.

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