Short Description / Structural consulting for the glazing facade
Year / 2014
Location / London, UK
Architect / Flanagan Lawrence & Doone Silver

The 15-storey office building occupies a triangular site bounded by Fetter Lane and New Fetter Lane in London’s Midtown. The external skin of the building is composed almost entirely of glass: its characteristic diamond-cut facades generate multiple complex reflections, capturing light and constantly changing in various pattern throughout the day.

MEW provided technical assistance in static analysis to Focchi spa commissioned for design and installation of the whole external envelope of the building. The more innovative curtain walling systems are the cladding of the core by way of opaque glass panels and the ground floor facade, characterized by a single clear volume bounded by glass walls, consisting of gigantic glazed panels supported by almost invisible glass fins.

(Photos by Kevin Sansbury)