Pilbrow has always seen Aspen as the apex of a tall building cluster that complements the famous silhouette of Canary Wharf itself. Equally significant was to create a sense of difference between the building and its neighbours.
‘Residential buildings are critically about community – the architecture of Aspen does talk about the social spaces and the relationship with the adjoining hotel and its roof terrace are all part of this commitment’, states Pilbrow.
The Aspen name is inspired by the tall, distinguished and elegant tree that is said to symbolise beauty, adventure and self-expression. The tree was imported into London during the 18th century for its smooth and strong timber, creating a connection with the area’s heritage of exotic and luxury goods arriving into West India Docks.
Just like its namesake, Aspen as a building defines contemporary living and elegance.