The plot thickens...at More London!
Plot 6, More London is a seven-storey office building designed by Foster and Partners completed in Autumn 2003. More London is an exciting new 13 acre development adjacent to Tower Bridge with thousands of square metres of office space, a hotel, bars, cafes, restaurants, piazzas and entertainment facilities.
Levolux designed and installed a bespoke shading system to the southern facade of this landmark building. A 21m vertical stack of 100mm satin anodised aluminium tubes mounted on a dark grey steel structure gives the appearance of 'floating straws' over the 100m long building facade.
full sized wind tunnel testing
Due to the building's location, close to the River Thames and the prevailing winds, it was essential that full sized wind tunnel testing was carried out to confirm the suitability of the design.
The complete system, 60 tonnes of support steel structure and 120 tonnes of aluminium tubes and supports were all hung from the roof of the building with lateral restraints at each floor level. The system also incorporates a feature lighting box at the bottom of the structure to bathe the pavement with light and this box also incorporates a guttering system to remove as much residual rain water as possible.
"The quality of installation speaks for itself"
Alastair Smith of More London Development comments: "Levolux were involved from the early stages of the project providing advice and information to assist Foster and Partners with their design development of the solar shading at 6 More London Place. We were impressed with Levolux's thorough approach during the detailed design stages and wind tunnel testing, and the quality of installation speaks for itself with the completed sunscreen creating a stunning feature at the entrance to the More London development."
|Architect:||Foster and Partners|
|Products used:||Aluminium Fins|