NORMAN FOSTER AND ASSOCIATES – 30 ST.MARY AXE

  • 180m / 591 ft , 41 storey
  • Completion- 2004

HISTORY

  • BALTIC EXCHANGE CENTRE
  • RESTORED STREETSCAPE

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

  • GHERKIN (FRUIT)
  • SWISS RE (REINSURRANCE CO)

TOP FLOOR

  • CLUB ROOM
  • ONLY PIECE OF CURVES GLASS
  • ELEVATOR ONLY TILL 34TH FLOOR
  • PUSH UP LIFT FOR 35TH-41ST
  • RESTAURANTS , HOTELS, OFFICES

Design Concepts:

  • RECREATIONAL AREA INSIDE THE BUILDING  ( INTER PROJECTION GAPS )
  • RING COLLECTS RAIN WATER  WHICH IS USED INSIDE THE BUILDING, SUPPORTS THE LIGHTS
  • EACH FLOOR OFFSET FROM THE ONE BELOW BY FIVE DEGREES
  • UTILITIES ARE GATHERED AROUND THE CENTRE CORE
  • 3 ELEVATOR SHAFTS

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