Bridge House, Leeds

Cunniff Design were asked to take part in a design competition by a prominent national developer to create a new landmark building in Leeds to accommodate a range of their accommodation products in a dramatic, iconic building.

We took this challenging brief and created a double tower concept, which blends the podium into two organic curved towers, the highest being 40 storeys. The building was conceived to have an outer 'skin' facing the city and an inner 'sky courtyard' between the two towers, where the facade would be more open, and planted with a vertical garden to create a 'green lung' and the heart of the building.

The concept allowed for a flexible approach to the stacking of accommodation and created a dramatic and unique solution to this prominent gateway site.