Nine Elms district is one of the largest regeneration projects seen in Europe and over the coming years it's being transformed into a cultural hub for arts and entertainment with new homes, offices, shops, parks, etc. One of the UK's most prestigious property awards, The Sunday Times British Home Awards has crowned Vauxhall Sky Gardens its "Best Housing Project" for the most impressive scheme of houses and/or apartments with planning consent but not more than six months into development. Elegant slender tower with a lower level six floor block, set back from the pavement line, reflecting the surrounding context. A slender design to both principal street front elements is maintained with clean lines created with flush panels, projecting fins and lightly glazing to reduce solar gain while unifying the appearance. Vertical fins have also been introduced intermittently to emphasise the verticality of the tower as well as acting as solar shading device. The glazing to the intermediate and roof top sky garden is a layer of un-tinted clear glass. Openings are situated in areas of the façade to ventilate the space. The clear un-tinted glass will also ensure that the gardens can be seen from street level.