Pure Aldgate Completion
12 October 2015
BuckleyGrayYeoman has completed a 417 room new build student residential development on Commercial Road in East London for student housing provider Pure Student Living. Pure Aldgate’s 19 storeys contain over 11,970 sq m of accommodation and communal facilities on the edge of the City of London. The highlights of the building include a screening room, private gym and a skylounge and outdoor terrace on the 19th floor that boasts spectacular views of the London skyline.
The facade of Pure Aldgate has been developed using a system of pre-cast concrete modules that have been arranged to give an expressive geometry that enlivens the façade, giving it a depth, individuality and visual interest that marks it out on the street as a building of quality. Large areas of glazing are interspersed with panels made up of terracotta baguettes, which are glazed off-white in areas, hinting at the variety of uses present inside the building and breaking the bulk of the building down into distinct volumes. The geometric waves that run up and down and from side to side in the façade create a play of shadows that change throughout the day as the sun moves around the building.