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One Hyde Park
Press release

Aerial view looking north (artist impression)

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View from Hyde Park looking south (artist impression)

Candy & Candy, London‘s leading Interior and Architectural designers
and development managers, offer a bespoke service that focuses on the
creation of the ultimate luxury environment. Based on a client’s individual
tastes, desires or needs, the company specialises in devising design
concepts for individual rooms, a whole property, or complex of properties
with an unrivalled attention to detail.

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the pre-eminent architectural practice was
appointed to create the design for One Hyde Park. The practice has built
up a world-wide reputation for its pioneering innovation and outstanding
contribution to the field of design.

Laing o’ Rourke, the most renowned construction company in the UK have
been appointed as advisers for the build of One Hyde Park. Laing O’ Rourke
offers the ultimate in construction, with offices in the UK, Germany, India,
Australia, United Arab Emirates and more than 23,000 employees worldwide.

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One Hyde Park
Press release

The most luxurious address in London is official: One Hyde Park, created on the
site of the former 1950s building Bowater House in Knightsbridge, is set to be
the most iconic work of architecture that London has ever seen. Designed by
pre-eminent architect Richard Rogers, the development of 80 apartments and
three exclusive boutiques within four pavilions, will be created to form a unity
between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park.

Candy & Candy are delighted to be development managers and interior
designers for the project. With a highly-skilled design team, Candy & Candy will
deliver unparalleled style and expertise. As development managers they will
drive the scheme and ensure the smooth running of the entire project, through to
its completion.

Nicholas Candy of Candy & Candy, said: “This extraordinary project will make
a major contribution to this prime central London location. We are delighted to
have the opportunity to play a part in the development of one of the best, if not
the best, residential buildings in the world.”

Exceptional buildings are rare, but the Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has been
able to encapsulate the very best of urban living in their design. The drawings
and sketches alone are awe-inspiring and the overall effect of romance and
grandeur is evident even now. Though full of subtle moods and qualities the
design is clear and eloquent, devoid of fuss and complication. Its apartments,
which will be hidden from public view, will be wonderfully luxurious and
incomparable to anywhere else in the world.

The structure has been designed to synthesize with the existing landscape - on
one side, the vibrancy of Knightsbridge - stylish, international and quintessentially
English, with an exuberant mix of European architectural styles. On the other, tall
groves of trees from which the tranquillity of the park unfolds, opening out onto
lush greenery, lakes and fountains. One Hyde Park will overlook all of this and
will indeed become a natural part of it.

The transparency of the structures will magnificently open up the space
between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park, creating a natural flow of light and
a new energy between the two. The light will be drawn into the north-facing
areas and recesses of the buildings and their shape will provide residents with
both panoramic views onto the park or city, with total privacy.

The pavilions shape will add shadow and definition - their sparkle and
rhythm breaking up the roofline. The roofscape will rise and fall in scale with
the buildings on either side, their Victorian inference subtly reflected in the
new development (for example the red weathered steel of the façade is a
contemporary hint at the red brick of existing Knightsbridge architecture). Their
shape will create floors of dramatic beauty and scale, where discreetly served
apartments will offer consummate space, comfort and style.

Covered garden spaces inside the buildings will bring the essence of the
nearby park inside and glazed screens will open during the day adding to the
organic flow of energy on entering and leaving the building. The buildings are
a celebration of light and nature, even in the midst of the city.

Having been granted planning permission by Westminster City Council, the
demolition of the old structure begins in June 2006 and completion of this
exceptional development is currently anticipated to be in 2010.

London’s most luxurious
address is set in stone

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