Architecture studio Foster + Partners has shared updated visuals of the viewing platform at The Tulip, a new tourist attraction in the City of London.
Foster + Partners created the new visuals ahead of the public inquiry into the planning application for The Tulip viewing platform, which started on November 3 (via Dezeen).
The attraction was first revealed in 2018. London mayor Sadiq Khan rejected the planning application after the City of London approved its construction.
When the planning application was rejected by Khan, Foster + Partners launched an appeal in January 2020, which will be heard in November 2020.
Gondola ride attractions at The Tulip
The images unveil The Tulip’s Sky Bar, as well as the Skybridge. They also show the attraction’s viewing galleries, and the Aspire London Space, which has at least 40,000 free places annually for state school pupils.
The Tulip combines stunning design with breathtaking views and will also enrich the lives of London’s schoolchildren with tech-driven, immersive classrooms in the sky.
In addition, Foster + Partners has unveiled the areas at the base of The Tulip, which will feature a small park created by the architecture studio.
Images reveal The Tulip’s Sky Bar
Jacob J Safra, a billionaire who owns the Gherkin, will fund the construction of the 305.3-metre-high tourist destination.
The concrete viewing tower will be wrapped with gondola ride attractions, and additional offerings include rides and internal glass slides.
There will be engaging exhibits and interactive learning about London and British design technology, as well as F&B outlets with an unbeatable panorama.
305.3-metre-high tourist destination in London
The Tulip will deliver economic benefits worth £1.6 billion to the City of London, Greater London, and the UK.
It will also attract approximately 1.2 million visitors annually, and more than 1,000 new jobs and opportunities will be created directly and as part of a wider ripple across London.
Images: DBOX for Foster + Partners