Because of the dimensions of building’s footprint it was necessary to introduce voids within the building’s volume to enable daylight penetration. In order for this to be accomplished a geometric strategy was devised, the slight rotation of the floor plates around a number of pivot points whilst an external structural frame makes possible column free office floors. This typology generates both unique courtyards and visual connections.
Battersea Weave Office Building
Client Parkview international LTD, London and ARUP – AGU, London Design
UNStudio Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos with Gerard Loozekoot, Astrid Piber and Ger Gijzen, Holger Hoffmann, Colette Parras, Albert Gnodde, Christian Veddeler, Hape Nuenning, Markus Berger, Markus Hudert, Matthew Johnston, Michaela Tomaselli, Elke Uitz, Jeroen Tacx, Louis Gadd, Eric Coppoolse, Jan Schellhoff, Katrin Härtel, Maria Eugenia Diaz, Marie
Advisors Morin Masterplan: Arup AGU Engineering & Building Services: Arup, London Landscape: West 8, Rotterdam Lighting: ArupLighting