Monier Road is a unique project for a special time and place; a stone’s throw from Here East and the Olympic Park and a strategic site in the post Olympic story. The challenge was to develop a masterplan that mediates between the network of streets and yards of Hackney and Tower Hamlets, and the expansive spaces on the Olympic Park, providing sustainable residential and employment space.
The masterplan divides the site in two with a new pedestrian route and public space. Buildings are laid out to respect the existing street pattern, and build on the ‘yard’ typology, one of Fish Island’s distinct qualities. Designed around central yard spaces each block provides dual aspect apartments with good daylight and natural ventilation.