In its first-ever Awards for Excellence, the Urban Land Institute's European chapter has selected The Stratford as one of ten finalists that demonstrate a highly strategic and responsible use of land. The project was recognized for its impact on the community in London, its progressive sustainability achievements, and its reimagination of high-rise living.
For the 42-story mixed-use tower, SOM's integrated team of architects and engineers focused on the idea of a vertical community that would promote social interaction and reflect the area's diversity. The Stratford's double-cantilevered massing allows for the incorporation of three sky gardens in which residents can meet and interact. These gardens provide a range of shared open spaces that provide spectacular views of the London skyline.