Public rooftop garden of an office building in the centre of London
High above the roofs of London, Crystal Garden will become a prominent part of the renewed office development “10 Fenchurch Avenue” and of the public open spaces in the city. The garden will offer an exclusive retreat for office workers and visitors and for the inhabitants of the quarter.
The crystalline forms reflect the language of the architecture and integrate the roof facilities. Their enclosures turn into attractive green walls that soften their appearance and create protected seating opportunities. Pergolas are overgrown with climbing plants that frame stunning views of the London skyline. They convey an intimate garden atmosphere along with water features.
These elements help mitigate the urban heat effect and bring back the ecological qualities of a green piece of land.
1st prize in invited competition: 2008
Design and realization: 2011 – 2018
In collaboration with: Eric Parry Architects
Preconstruction & construction management:
Eric Parry Architects, LUC Land Use Consultants
Client: Saxon Land BV c/o Greycoat CORE Real Estate LLP
Area: 2,200 m²