Jean Nouvel’s Mixed-Use Scheme Opens in London

2 November 2010 (Last Updated November 2nd, 2010 18:30)

A new mixed-use facility, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Sidell Gibson Architects, has been opened in London, England. The 31,587m² scheme will feature office space and an additional 20,483m² area for commercial use. The three-acre development features two

A new mixed-use facility, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Sidell Gibson Architects, has been opened in London, England.

The 31,587m² scheme will feature office space and an additional 20,483m² area for commercial use.

The three-acre development features two twisted blocks with a public path separating them.

The development maximises energy efficiency through the use of geothermal heating technology employed by the facility.

The exterior skin of the building is made from glass-coated solar control glazing, while green roofs aim to encourage biodiversity, according to wharf.co.uk.

The project was awarded by MIPIM to regenerate the Cheapside area, following a 2003 design competition run by property developer Land Securities.