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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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  • Architects

  • Location

    London, UK
  • Collaborators

    Arup, Davis Langdon
  • Client

    City of London
  • Area

    135.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007

      Text description provided by the architects. 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.

      plan
      plan

      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.

      site plan
      site plan

      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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      Cite: "City of London Information Centre / Make Architects" 31 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/200389/city-of-london-information-centre-make-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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