LEADENHALL PAVILION
Consequent to the financial recession, the construction of Richard Rogers' 122 Leadenhall Street London tower 'The Cheese Grater' was mothballed with only the basement construction completed. The 'Leadenhall Pavilion' was developed following invitation for financial and aesthetic mitigation strategies of the prime city plot during its shutdown; The staticity experiecned by the financial markets and population alike is reconfigured in a pavilion of ice blocks, held in their frozen state until economic recovery and construction of the tower commences once again. A unique temporary cultural venue within the heart of the city is afforded and functions as a counterpoint to the synthetic glassy high tech architecture of its context. Energy load is significantly mitigated through the pavilion geometry tracing a volume in constant shadow all year round, as uncovered by solar analysis and corresponding analogue maquettes, in conjunction with thermal modelling and coolth conservation. James undertook the project whilst working for Gianni Botsford Architects, images are with kind permission and copyright Gianni Botsford Architects.
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Client:British Land, Location:London UK, Budget:£125K, Involvement:2010, Status:Competition
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