Nobu Hotel London

About This Project

The London area of Shoreditch is known as a trendy, artsy neighborhood. No wonder that the Nobu Hotel chose this place as its home: Nobu combines the artful cooking of celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa with a luxurious hotel experience – supported by his business partner, actor Robert de Niro.

You can see from the outside that the Nobu Hotel is something special. The construction is based on the district’s industrial past, combining steel with glass and concrete. The building gets narrower with each floor, but there are raw steel girders jutting out of the building’s eastern side – almost as if the construction is unfinished.

The façade is dominated by glass and concrete, completed using lightweight concrete slabs. The architects chose a standard texture to design the exposed concrete: the formliner 2/163 Fraser design applies a wooden texture with unevenly arranged boards to the façade.

 

Project: Ben Adams Architects

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Location

London, Great Britain

Precast plant

Fydro BV

Material:

Reckli Formliner 2/163 Fraser

Photos

© Nobu Hotel London

Category

Case Studies