Gallery: New W Hotel in London is Wrapped in an Amazing Illuminated Faç...

 

The W group’s newly-opened illuminated hotel in London may have passersby wondering if they’ve stepped into Manhattan’s Times Square. The Starwood Hotel W London-Leicester Square designed by Jestico + Whiles and developed by McAleer & Rushe is a mixed-use building wrapped in a frameless glazing skin. Potentially a monster to heat during England’s brutal winters, the 200,000 square foot building features a tri-generation system that gives this luxury facility a sustainable edge.

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  1. kaptnkrunch April 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    was this article written as a press release or something? It’s a relatively banal building in a tacky area and will probably be inhabited by tacky shops and tacky people. This building has virtually no green credentials or innovative features I saw bits of it in construction and it was bog-standard.

  2. kaptnkrunch April 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    London’s brutal winters?
    well. If going to -2 degree C for up to 5 days a year is brutal?

  3. Griffin April 19, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    “Potentially a monster to heat during England’s brutal winters” can only be written by someone who has never been to London in the winter. Grey perhaps, cold not really.

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