X1 The Edge is a new build student development in the heart of Liverpool city centre for X1 Developments, consisting of a mixture of study beds and associated management, communal and recreation facilities.
The design seeks to be sympathetic to the surrounding context whilst accentuating the unusually shaped plot. Special care has been taken to reduce the mass on Seymour Street where the building directly relates to the Georgian terraces opposite. The design then steps in height towards the north corner of the site, with the intention of creating a dynamic form to denote the entrance to the development. The massing and articulation, particularly at ground level, aim to sympathetically address the natural slope in the topography.