Barking Tower submitted into planning

Dexter Moren Associates have submitted designs into planning on behalf of CoPlan Estates for a new mixed use hotel alongside Barking station.Positioned on a very narrow site, the design features a 20 story iconic tower hovering atop a six floor podium. The tower design was developed in the DMA model shop using slices through fruit & vegetables as a cue for the organic building form. The podium will have a mixture of street frontage commercial/retail space and hotel public areas. The tower will accommodate 150 bedrooms with rooftop gymnasium. Conference facilities located between podium & tower open onto a rooftop garden. The primary structure is reflected as coloured ribbons within the cloud like facade, with the organic shape formed in corrugated sheeting.