Gallery: London’s Striking Modern Tourist Information Centre Harvests R...

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Where is the nearest tube station? How far is the Millennium Bridge? How do I get to Trafalgar Square? The City of London Information Centre situated right in front of the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral has these answers and more. Designed and built by international studio Make Architects, the striking modern structure harnesses an impressive list of green building strategies including rainwater recycling, geothermal energy, and locally sourced and recycled materials.

Rising from the earth in a pointy array of metal peaks, the dynamic information center makes a strong visual impact within London’s urban fabric. The building’s triangular floor plan was conceived by studying pedestrian flows across the site, and its folded metallic envelope houses 150,000 square feet dedicated to an interesting and extensive list of things to do in the British capital. The light, aerodynamic and sharp envelope is made from 220 pre-finished stainless steel panels shipped from Sweden and assembled on-site in just one night.


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