This 17-story mixed use building is designed to float above the ground floor. Facades under the building are set back to maximize the public realm.
When standing in the Piazza in front of the station, you look up and see a square screen of over 50 by 50 meters, expressing the geometry of the cube.
This screen is the double skin facade of the office building to protect the solar screening venetian blinds. This system makes the building highly efficient to both save energy and provide natural daylight to penetrate deep into the office floors.
The building is a cubic volume which provides prime quality working spaces for over of 4000 people and brings valuable employment opportunities to the Paddington area.
Panoramic lifts take the public up to level 17 offering a large terrace and a restaurant providing magnificent 270° views including Hyde Park, the City and virtually all of Westminster.
A large new piazza places the pedestrian experience at heart of the scheme and create an iconic address for the new office building, overlooking the public realm.