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Heatherwick Studio?s Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross Set to Open in October

Heatherwick Studio?s Coal Drops Yard in London?s King's Cross is set to open on October 26, 2018. As a new major shopping district in King's Cross, the design brings new life to two heritage rail buildings from the 1850's. Now home to stores, restaurants and cafés, Coal Drops Yard sits just off Granary Square next to Regent's Canal and the refurbished Central St. Martins School. The pair of elongated Victorian coal drops are reimagined as a space for the public to make their own. 

Coal Drops Yard. Image © Hufton + Crow

Heatherwick Studio?s Coal Drops Yard in London?s King's Cross is set to open on October 26, 2018. As a new major shopping district in King's Cross, the design brings new life to two heritage rail buildings from the 1850's. Now home to stores, restaurants and cafés, Coal Drops Yard sits just off Granary Square next to Regent's Canal and the refurbished Central St. Martins School. The pair of elongated Victorian coal drops are reimagined as a space for the public to make their own. 
Coal Drops Yard. Image via MIR

Coal Drops Yard. Image via MIR

Originally built to receive coal from northern England, the structure?s previous use was in light industry and warehousing. Now the coal drops have been extended along the inner gabled roofs of the warehouses to link the two viaducts together.  The new design is one continuous structure, built with a new upper story that shapes the identity of the yard below. A central focus of t...
Source: Archdaily
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