Coloured terracotta facade detail of Central St Giles. Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Fletcher Priest. London, 2010.
Central Saint Giles is a mixed-use development in central London. Built at a cost of £450 million and completed in May 2010, it was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano and is his first work in the UK. Bright green, red, yellow, orange, and two shades of grey terracotta ceramic make up the façade cladding. For more technical info on the cladding see here.
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The Shard London during construction (September 2010) behind Norman Foster's City Hall, seen from London Bridge at dusk. Architect: Renzo Piano, Engineer: WSP, Contractor: Mace. Photo: Quintin Lake
The Shard London is presently at a particularly satisfying state of incompletion as the tip of the construction crane marks the apex of the soon to be completed tower. Designed by architect Renzo Piano Building Workshop the 310m tower is due for completion in 2012 when the skyscraper is set to become Europe’s tallest tower.
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