More than just a luxury development, Canaletto boasts an award-winning design pedigree. The vision of Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of the innovative UNStudio, the 31-storey building incorporates fluid forms inspired by natural landscapes, creating a distinctive shape that Berkel hopes will shake off the often unhomely aesthetic of high-rise developments.The aluminum bands that divide the building form what the architect conceived of as ‘neighbourhoods in the sky’; this emphasis on community continues indoors, with a communal residents’ lounge housed on the 24th floor of the building, along with a gym, spa and treatment rooms, a swimming pool and a cinema. A restaurant is also set to take up residence on the ground floor facing City Road.
Canaletto, 257 City Road, EC1V 1AD.
020 7608 1825.