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Interpane: top international rating for '7 More London'

2010-09-01 | Glazing / Insulating Glass

London: the place where the Queen lives, where bank towers rise above the city, where theatres and art galleries inspire people from all over the world in a fascinating city of architectural contrasts. The historic quarter of Southwark is now the location of Great Britain’s first office building that has achieved the internationally renowned Breeam ‘Outstanding’ rating for particularly sustainable technical building design. The ten-storey ‘7 More London’ was planned by the architect group Foster & Partners. The utilization of renewable energies, modern technical facilities and the energetically optimized solar control glass façade keep CO2 emissions low, also reducing the rise in office temperatures in the summer and thus cutting air-conditioning costs.

Interpane: top international rating for '7 More London'
ipasol neutral for effective solar control

Immediately next to Tower Bridge, the glass architecture of the project ‘More London’ rises into the sky. The latest building ‘7 More London’ in the new headquarters of PricewaterhouseCoopers is located in the historic quarter of Southwark, south of the River Thames. Having been a dubious entertainments district in the Middle Ages, and the site of Shakespeare’s theatre, it has developed into an economically important centre of the mega-city over the course of the centuries. Here, service providers and lawyers reside, and here is the location of the Tate Modern Gallery in the world’s largest museum of modern art in and of London City Hall. The highly diverse area, with around 250,000 residents, stands for progress, integrity and economic upturn without losing its close ties to the art of theatre. Neighbouring centuries-old historic buildings and modern architecture fit in harmoniously with the cityscape without destroying the quarter’s flair in a mixture that is typical of London.
The ‘More London’ area has already been under development since 2003. Due to their glass façades, the office buildings have an open, transparent and inviting appearance. ‘7 More London’ completes the project. At more than 60,000 square metres, the building’s floor space has the size of four football fields. It is convincing in terms of architecture as well as technology due to its innovative...


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