One of Britain’s most innovative timber roofs for station over site development, meeting high user expectations and sustainability standards, including design, materials and construction for ease of use and maintenance over the one hundred and twenty year intended lifespan.
In construction timber grid shell roof
In construction expressed grid shell
Completed roof garden by Gillespies
Completed roof by Seele/Wiehag
Grid shell by Arup/Foster + Partners
Sustainable structural materials
Gulam timber structure sourced from sustainably managed European forests, engineered by Arup, Wiehag and Seele.
Enjoyable and practical garden
Informal planting with carefully detailed hard landscaping by Gillespies enriching the user experience. Subtly integrated design elements for long term maintenance and user benefit.
Crafted weathering skin
Protective lightweight skin to Gulam beams, designed by Foster + Partners giving a highly engineered visual contrast to informal planting.
Employer: Adamson Associates for Canary Wharf Contractors.
Consultants: Arup, Gilesspies, Foster + Partners.