Named after the curvaceous roads that cling to mountain and cliff-sides offering spectacular views, the Corniche is a stunning riverside development of three high-rise buildings in central London, providing panoramic vistas of the Thames. Their elliptical form and sweeping curves are evocative of the wide bends of a corniche.
In keeping with the sleek, contemporary architecture from Foster + Partners, the buildings are fitted with state-of-the-art door entry systems from Comelit. The aptly named ViP system – installed by security systems and building technology integrator Interphone – consists of four 3one6 Sense entrance panels, 213 Icona internal monitors and third-party home automation integration.
The award-winning 3one6 Sense audio/video entrance panels – which feature a brushed stainless steel touch-sensitive smooth surface with no buttons, integrated colour camera and LCD – are fitted at entrances to each tower.
Inside each apartment is an Icona door entry monitor which sports a clean and simple design with a gloss surface in transparent, scratch-resistant polycarbonate, edged with a brushed stainless steel surround. The full-duplex hands-free monitor features white back-lit touch-sensitive controls and a 4.3-inch colour LCD screen, and is available in flush mounted, surface-mounted or desktop versions. Secondary level functions are not displayed but can be activated by swiping across the screen.
All of the three buildings are also fitted with Comelit’s Multi-User Gateway, which allows access to be controlled and monitored by residents using the Comelit APP installed on a smartphone or tablet.
Some of the third-party control panels within the development are integrated with the Comelit door entry system via the Comelit 1456G home automation interface. This allows residents to answer calls and open doors and limits the amount of control panels cluttering the walls.
Chris Carroll, business development manager at Comelit said: “Icona comes from the root ‘iconic’, and this applies in equal measures to the Corniche development as well as our door entry monitors, which complement the striking design of the apartments. In addition, Multi-User Gateway lets residents control access and respond to calls – even when they are away from their homes.”
At its iconic riverside location, the Corniche features a pool, spa and vitality room, Skyline Club lounge and terrace, private screening room, ten-pin bowling, 24-hour concierge and secure underground parking. Views from the Skyline 3-bedroom apartments extend across the Thames from the Houses of Parliament to the London Eye, the Shard and Canary Wharf.