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6 Bevis Marks / Fletcher Priest Architects

© Fletcher Priest Architects
© Fletcher Priest Architects

Norman Foster’s Swiss Re Building will soon have a new neighbor! London-based practice Fletcher Priest Architects have designed a 16-story tower that will replace the existing, outdated 1980s office building. Now under construction, the new 230,000 square-foot office building at 6 Bevis Marks will reuse 50% of the original structure and be 80% more energy efficient than the current building. Continue reading for more.

The scheme reclaims an unused service area space on the ground level and transforms it into a new public plaza, doubling the current public space and enhancing important pedestrian routes through and around the site. Stepped volumes create 10,000 square-feet of private outdoor roof terraces. Cantilevered, south facing balconies protect the interior form solar gain, while overlooking the new plaza below, as wall-to-wall depths are optimized to achieve maximum daylight penetration.

© Cityscape and Fletcher Priest Architects
© Cityscape and Fletcher Priest Architects

The building will embody a distinctive green tint from the recycled glass façade that contrasts the clear transparency of the low iron windows.

© Fletcher Priest Architects
© Fletcher Priest Architects

An all-weather, open air roof garden is extended by a light ETFT-clad structure, allowing all occupants to enjoy the stunning city views. Client: AXA Real Estate, MGPA , EUROHYPO and CORE Architect: Fletcher Priest Architects Planning Consultant: DP9 Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership Services Engineers: Waterman Building Services Structural Engineers: Waterman Structures Property Agent: Jones Lang LaSalle

Cite:Karissa Rosenfield. "6 Bevis Marks / Fletcher Priest Architects" 16 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/217615/6-bevis-marks-fletcher-priest-architects/>