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88 Wood Street, City of London, United Kingdom. Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, 2001.

88 Wood Street, City of London, United Kingdom. Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, 2001.
:GSMI-0133-0003
: View of south elevation from St. Mary Staining churchyard showing structural eco-skeleton and tower rising behind on a sunny day. 88 Wood Street, City of London, United Kingdom. Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, 2001.
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:88 Wood Street
:88 Wood Street, City of London, United Kingdom. Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, 2001.
:Wood Street
:City of London
:United Kingdom
:Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
:www.rsh-p.com
:Corporate And Commercial
:Office
:2001
:VIEW Architecture
:This building is arranged as three linked blocks of office accommodation that step up from 8 storeys on Wood Street, to address the tower of Wren’s St Alban’s church, one of two listed buildings, to 14 and finally 18 storeys to the west, responding to the taller built topography towards London Wall. The true nature of the design is revealed from London Wall, where it becomes apparent that the building is in fact comprised of three blocks, stepping up in height behind Wood Street to 14 storeys, then to its full height of 18 storeys, with each block relating in height to its immediate context. The office wings are constructed of in-situ concrete, contrasting with the lightweight, steel-framed service towers. The use of brilliant colour enhances their impact – air intakes and extracts at street level are also brightly coloured, contrasting with the neutrality of the occupied floors. The façades of the main office floors are glazed from floor to ceiling. The triple-glazed façade is formed of single panels of highly transparent float glass. Ultra-clear, low-iron glazing is used for almost all of the buildings many façades. The glass, called Diamant Extra White Glass, has an extraordinary level of clarity compared to standard clear glass, yet despite its surprising transparency, the glass acts as a robust protective covering for the whole building.
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:Grant Smith
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