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The initial client brief was to create London’s largest rooftop venue with an outdoor heated swimming pool. Nestled by Leicester square, the Trocadero has had many incarnations during its illustrious past, from an original shopping mall with its own tube exit to the crazy world of Saga land in the 1990’s.
Today the building is being reinvented again as a modern capsule hotel in the heart of the theatre district. Rejected heat from the hotels plant equipment will be used to heat the large swimming pool, which is framed by a creased, folded metal pavilion. The design is informed by key strategic views within the city, giving the appearance of a traditional mansard roof from all viewing corridors.
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