The Tribeca, 740 Great George Street designed by Alison Brooks Architects is located in Liverpool, United Kingdom. It will be the largest residential scheme in the city to date with over 700 new homes being created. The site forms three distinct triangles, so Urban Splash put the phrase together Triangles Beneath Cathedral to create Tri-be-ca, Tribeca. It echoes its famous New York counterpart which was named because the area was made up of a series of triangular sites which sat beneath Canal Street.
The vertical faceted forms of the three buildings and their elongated fenestration is intended to relate to both the Gothic articulation of the Wedding Shop on the site, as well as the dramatic verticality of the nearby Cathedral. Within the windows are vertical strips of coloured glass – reminiscent of the beautiful stained glass windows that enliven the sandstone interior of St George’s.