Shard Place in London. Courtesy Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
Thornton Tomasetti is providing façade engineering services on Shard Place, a residential project adjacent to the Shard, which forms part of the overall redevelopment of the London Bridge area. Fielden House is the third building to be constructed, following the completion of the Shard and The Place and will comprise 148 apartments spread over 26 floors above two levels of retail. The scheme continues the double skin design façade scheme already successfully utilized on the neighboring developments and will comprise various configurations of single and double skin to achieve even more demanding sustainability targets.
In order to provide building occupants with the greatest level of comfort, most windows and doors will be manually openable to enable natural ventilation, in the form of full height tilt-and-turn doors as well as openable hopper windows/doors. The external building skin is envisaged to provide not only solar shading, but also enhanced protection from wind loads.
The facade systems are envisaged to comprise aluminum frames and any manually openable elements are going to be realized in high quality timber to mirror in the luxurious interior designs.
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