Architecture

Curtain Road, Shoreditch

London

Located on the edge of the City of London, where it meets the South Shoreditch Conservation Area, this luxury boutique hotel includes function and event space, restaurants and bars, as well as a roof top bar with views to the City.

Design and conservation issues were balanced with the site's valuable location and its development potential. This resulted in the replacement of the existing redundant office building on the site, which will result in a more appropriate development in keeping with the South Shoreditch Conservation Area and with a BREEAM rating of Excellent.

The design has developed as a piece of contextual architecture to reflect the existing urban grain. The ground floor contains the main public spaces resulting in an active facade bringing life to the street where previously there was none. The development includes two basement levels, ground plus five upper storeys.

ICA obtained detailed hotel planning consent in 2012 at which point the site was sold to Gansevoort Hotels who developed and amended the design and in 2017 opened The Curtain.