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Great Charles Street

Birmingham - UK

Great Charles Street and Queensway form the busy traffic boundary between Birmingham’s city centre and its historic Jewellery Quarter. Linking two cherished green spaces on either side of this divide, the proposal connects St Paul’s Square with the spacious grounds of St Philip’s Cathedral. A new pedestrian bridge leaps across the roadway, bringing guests to ground in a generous v-shaped plaza nestled beneath a 26-storey residential tower. Clad in red brick, with dramatic diagonal blue courses, the tower’s facades are further distinguished by a distinctive plastron of faceted stone. Served by the ground floor cafés and shops, the sheltered plaza creates a third public space along this new pedestrian artery, and a valuable amenity for the 316 apartments above.



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