Devoid from human scale (034)

The facade that closes the south face of the tower seems from the outside as a simple stick curtain wall of little interest, if it was not for the fact of being photovoltaic. However, we have dedicated it a section here given the uniqueness of the space it contains and the abstraction in its design that this allows. This curtain wall is the enclosure of the elevator core and, therefore, is devoid of many of the requirements of a facade. The absence of the blind area covering the slab front, added to the emphatic presence of some very close transoms gives it an image that shies away from the domestic or functional. The façade loses its scale.

Heron Tower

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110 Bishopsgate
London
EC2N 4AY
United Kingdom
Year of construction: 
2011
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Ph1a, Ph4-7: Cristina Pardal

Ph1b, Ph2, Ph3: Courtesy of KPF