Unity Liverpool

Liverpool. 2007

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2007
  • Clients: Rumford Investments

Unity presents a pair of distinctive forms within a city skyline: one a slender stack of interlocking apartments crowned by a projecting penthouse, the other a compact block in a chequerboard wrapping. The two towers – connected by a shared eight-storey podium base of retail and parking – serve as powerful complements to the waterfront silhouette of Liverpool’s Three Graces. The 27-storey residential tower accommodates 161 flats, while the 16-storey building contains 161,500 square feet of office spaces with views to the Mersey. The patterning of the façades explores ideas of scale and urban camouflage, and links back to the geometrically-painted ‘Dazzle Ships’ that once crowded the city’s docks.


RIBA National Award 2007