Bankside was Axis Architects’ second project for international hotel operator citizenM, who are rolling out a new hotel chain in the UK offering ‘affordable luxury’. CitizenM aims to create a global portfolio of hotels, located on prime locations in metropolitan cities and airports. Axis Architects’ work commenced in 2009, and involved working alongside Concrete in their role as design architect. Concrete is the chain’s interior/brand designers, creating innovative design solutions to reduce carbon emissions using renewable energy technologies and new construction techniques. Modular construction has been implemented on the project in order to deliver the high-end fit-out within careful cost constraints.
Concrete Architects (Amsterdam)