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City of London Information Centre / Make Architects

  • 01:00 - 31 January, 2012
City of London Information Centre / Make Architects
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From the architect. Situated opposite the South Transept of St Paul’s Cathedral, the City of London Information Centre introduces a dynamic contemporary structure to an area of exceptional architectural and urban heritage.

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In form, the building combines simplicity and efficiency of structure with a distinctive visual impact. The triangular plan has evolved from analysis of principal pedestrian flows across the site, while the orientation and profile establish an intriguing dialogue with St Paul’s as the building looks up to its prestigious neighbour and opens out to welcome people approaching it. A folded metallic envelope evokes the aerodynamic profile of a paper aeroplane, seamlessly wrapping 140m2 of internal accommodation and formed by a steel frame braced with structural ply and clad in 220 pre-finished stainless steel panels.

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The building meets exacting environmental standards and has been engineered to exceed current Part L targets for C02 emissions by 20 per cent. The structure’s envelope is highly insulated, the interior environment is regulated using borehole cooling and the sloping roof facilitates the collection of rainwater which is used to flush toilets and irrigate planting nearby.

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Lucas · September 12, 2013

What is the scale of the plans and sections?

KAT · February 21, 2012

excellent angles on this city of london information center! http://t.co/KpGg3KAH

Marco · February 09, 2012

A breathtaking information point in #London? http://t.co/eWSXQluq Check it out and feel free to RT!

Milosz Lodowski · February 06, 2012

It&#39s so easy to be informed in a visual way such as this ;) http://t.co/6l4ytPNS

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Ornament and Crime · February 01, 2012

It's a stunning object with strong environmental credentials. Though the shape is quite aggressive for a visitor centre, it appears to make a compelling addition to the area.

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