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The Ziggurat (Onslow House)

London, Camden

Saffron Hill Apartments

Sector: Residential
Project stage: Complete

Frederick Gibberd Partnership were appointed to redesign the former Art Deco print works building into 60 open plan flats and penthouse apartments in 1997. 

Gibberd were appointed to finish the units to a shell standard with finished kithens and bathrooms, many of the apartments retained their mushroom headed columns as free standing elements within the spaces. 

The building gets its name from the religious pyramidal buildings that date back to 2000 BC for its receding tiers based around a square and oval form. This design allowed for the construction of the additional floors without compromising the access to light for the surrounding buildings.

The Ziggurat is now one of Clerkenwells most iconic buildings.