Riva Hotel | Foster + Partners

• April 22, 2009

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UK practice architect Foster + Partners has designed a new five-star hotel close to Heathrow Airport – Riva Hotel which to accommodate 577 hotel rooms. The Riva hotel features a distinctive layered glass shell, which floods the public spaces with daylight and contributes to a highly efficient energy strategy. The glass envelope is to act as a noise barrier to the aircraft.

Several levels are sunk into ground, and only 13 levels above ground in respond to the surrounding context. There are six pavilions linked by bridges and wrapped in a unifying glass envelope.


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This will be the first five-star hotel in the immediate vicinity of Heathrow and marks a key stage in the area’s transformation. We have enjoyed great support and encouragement from local residents, businesses and the Borough of Hillingdon and we believe that the hotel’s wide range of facilities will ensure that it plays a vital role in serving both international travellers and the local community.
Grant Brooker, Executive Director at Foster + Partners

+ Project credits

Project: Riva Hotel
Location: London, UK
Programme Hotel: Conference centre; Bowling alley; Ballroom
Internal Net Area: 59618 Sq.m (approx)
Site Area: 8000 Sq. m (approx)
Building Height: 25.6 metres (approx)
Number of storeys: 13
No. of Rooms: 577

+ Consultant teams

Foster + Partners Team: Grant Brooker, Hugh Stewart, Christopher Hammerschmidt, Diogo Bleck, Yusuke Tsutsui, Julian Sattler, Tim Kemp, Maite Lemongne, Jolanda Oud, Li-Jun Lin, Neville Smith
Client: Riva Bowl Limited
Agents: Knight Frank
Planning Consultant: DP9
Project Manager: EC Harris
Structural Engineers: EC Harris
Mechanical Engineers: Adams Kara Taylor
Landscape Architect: Roger Preston & Partners
Lighting Consultant: Whitelaw & Turkington
Aviation Consultant: Donald Butler Associates
Services\Environmental Consultant: PHA Consult
Fire Consultant: Roger Preston & Partners
Acoustics Consultant: Sandy Brown Associates LLP
Access Consultant: David Bonnett Associates Studio One
Building Control: Regional Building Control RBC Ltd
Catering Consultant: Ken Winch Design Ltd
Public Relations: Four Communications
Traffic Consultant: Capita Symonds

+ All images courtesy Foster + Partners

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