Sixty London

Sixty London

Architect
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Location
London, United Kingdom
Project Year
2013
Category
Offices
Timothy Soar

Sixty London

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates as Architects

In the design of Sixty London, KPF forewent a generic solution for a speculative office project in favor of a signature building that adds lively presence to London’s urban grain and stimulates wider regeneration in this important district by instilling a real and dynamic sense of place.

 

Located on the main thoroughfare between the City and the West End, the building, featuring a distinctive origami of fins, introduces a lively, dynamic environment to Holborn Viaduct, creating an architectural focus on the Farringdon/Holborn axis.

 

Responding to its urban context, the simple, organic form of the building softens the mass of the development. The skin is a series of curves influencing and influenced by views and sightlines to and from the site’s city location. The striking façade of twisting fins over a light glazed curtain wall gives a strong visual identity to the scheme. The rebuilt northeast gatehouse completes the set of Victorian structures that form a grand gesture at each corner of the viaduct. The new building achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating in recognition of its energy efficiency.

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