Aspire Point has a triangular plan. This creates a distinctive landmark on the island site and, by virtue of its acute corners, the shape generates a slim profile. It avoids the problem of rectangular towers which look broader when viewed obliquely due to the hypotenuse being greater than the width of the sides. The shape also reduces overlooking of the hotels on each side, and is responsive to the angled grid of the housing behind. It works neatly with the internal planning, with three seven-room flats per floor sharing kitchen/dining rooms on each corner.
MJP’s Aspire Point Stratford was featured in the First Look section on the Architects’ Journal 8 April 2019
See also the MJP Project pages on Aspire Point Stratford Tower