Debate about the Triangle - a new community to be formed in a complex web of boundaries in King’s Cross

A great discussion last Friday evening .

We were very lucky to have with us the main players in this development: Jamie Smith from the landowner and developer Argent, Ed Jarvis from Camden Council and representatives from the three other architects we have worked with on this scheme Alex Whitebread from Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios, Timo Haedrich from Haptic Architects and Jan Kattein.Lara Kinneir, from New London Architecture, generously offered to chair a Q+A session with this team to explore the constraints and opportunities of working across boundaries, sharing the success of a great collaborative achievement on The Triangle site at King's Cross with Argent-Related.  

 

The Triangle project at King’s Cross, which is due to start on site later this year, will be the culmination of a dramatic turnaround of part of London which was previously rendered inaccessible by the boundaries arising from a vast array of goods yards and railways. Boundaries have been broken down and the railway back lands is being transformed into one of London’s most vibrant quarters. But the Triangle site is a unique site at King’s Cross because, whilst being tightly bounded by railways, it also straddles the boundary between two local authorities Camden and Islington.