Victoria Hall is a Stanton Williams-designed student residence, commissioned by the Aga Khan Development Network. This network of non-denominational, social, cultural and economic development agencies aims to improve people’s quality of life around the world. There are two gardens integrated into the building, forming part of a unique series of contemporary landscape-designed gardens in King’s Cross. Collectively they demonstrate the rich diversity of the Muslim world. The two gardens in the student residence seek to capture the essence of the gardens of southern Spain (1st floor) and Morocco (8th floor). Water is a central element in both gardens, whether running through channels or installed as a contained feature.