30 St Mary Axe is located off Bishopsgate which is a designated cycle route on the London Cycle Network. The supporting system of the tower is ensured by this steel external reinforcement, whose fundamental piece is formed by two powerful inverted V, which have the height of two levels. Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators). This stunning location is the home of distinguished powerhouses, the Stock Exchange and the Bank of England. 31 March 2010 30 St Mary Axe wins Best Built Project Five Years On at London Planning Awards; 17 April 2007 Roman girl's remains return to City of London resting place; 20 June 2006 30 St Mary Axe to appear on new 1st class stamp; 19 June 2006 30 St Mary Axe voted Best New Building in London; 03 April 2006 'Building the Gherkin' wins Prize at Montreal Festival of Films We use cookies to deliver and understand how people use our online services and to tailor the advertising you see. We recommend booking 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) tours ahead of time to secure your spot. Calmed that restlessness, were the 180 meters of height stuck in a very narrow terrain that ignited the debate. 30 St Mary Axe je budova stojící v Londýnské City.Neformálně je známá jako Gherkin (okurka) nebo také Swiss Re Tower, Swiss Re Building nebo Swiss Re Centre, což je označení vztahující se k bývalému vlastníku budovy.Dosahuje výšky 180 m.Stavba je slavná svým tvarem, jehož autory jsou sir Norman Foster a Ken Shuttleworth. The building was designed with “light wells” that allow to maximize the penetration of daylight and reduce the use of artificial light in the offices and their consequent energy requirements. It’s the structure that differs from those of most tall buildings, which use the center for lateral stability. As for Agbar, it was a crime against Barcelone inserting this ***** to its skyline, only comparable to the Tour de Montparnasse in France. See all 12 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) tours on Tripadvisor Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists. United Kingdom, Tallest in Quay Quarter Tower (QQT) will create a stunning new building on the Sydney skyline that sets new benchmarks in office tower design globally and creates... Gerran J. Lankhorst, Royal HaskoningDHV; Karel C. Terwel, IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs; Janko Arts, Royal HaskoningDHV; Henk Jonkers, Delft University of Technology. Fields with a red asterisk (*) next to them are A combination of materials (e.g. See all 11 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) tours on Tripadvisor The luminosity is greater in the lower levels while, from the waist of the building as the plants are tuned, the effects of the solar reflection were minimized. We use cookies to deliver and understand how people use our online services and to tailor the advertising you see. Autonoleggio Vedi autonoleggi a partire da 37 USD/giorno. It eventually opened on the 28th of April 2004. There is now a vast expanding network of cycle routes across London. The external grid of the facade is formed by panels of triple thickness: double glass towards the outside and a laminated glass towards the interior, to optimize the entrance of light without removing views. Number of Parking Spaces refers to the total number of car parking spaces contained within a particular building. 30 St Mary Axe - "the Gherkin" Category: office Location: London, UK Built: 2001-2003 Opened: 2004 Architect: Norman Foster and Partners Height: 180m (591 ft) Floor Area: 47,950 m2 (516,100 sq ft) Awards: 2004 RIBA Stirling Prize Follow me: facebook foto-ml.pl Most of the rooms have an exterior view: only 3% of the Swiss Re’s spaces are closed. 30 St Mary Axe, “The Gherkin” Design and construction The building was constructed by Skanska and completed in December 2003. The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level. Here, the structure is composed of a central core surrounded by a grid of steel elements interconnected diagonally. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. In the heart of the city, on the 30 St. Mary Axe, the Swiss Reinsurance Company’s headquarters is not only an unmistakable landmark in the London skyline, but also the first skyscraper in the British capital built with ecological criteria. Affettuosamente soprannominato "The Gherkin" per la sua forma insolita, il grattacielo abbagliante con la facciata in vetro a 30 St. Mary Axe è tra i monumenti più caratteristici di Londra, che incombe a 180 metri sul distretto finanziario della città di Londra. Conceptually the tower develops ideas explored in the Commerzbank and previously in the Climatroffice, a theoretical project with Buckminster Fuller that suggested a new relationship between nature and the workplace, the conscious resolution of the energy contained between its enclosing walls and the ceiling, all with a continuous triangulated skin. The building was built on the former location of the Baltic Exchange, destroyed by an IRA bomb in 1992, as a result the location has a historical, cultural, and emotional significance that required a special consideration by each of the parties involved. Subscribe below to receive periodic updates from CTBUH on the latest Tall Building and Urban news and Designed by Norman Foster, the Gherkin has 41 floors and it is 180 meters tall. Aldgate 5 min. The Swiss Re offers 76,400 square meters of office space. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. 30 St Mary Axe Building Site and Materials Used. The Gherkin, 30 St. Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8BF Misrepresentation Act 1967 Whilst the statements contained in these particulars are given in good faith and as a general guide to the property they do not form any part of an offer or contract. Il meglio nelle vicinanze. In the construction of the Swiss Re headquarters in London, 10,000 tons of steel have been used, of which 29% corresponds to the diagonal structural screed, 24% to central columns and 47% to beams. Local name 30 St Mary Axe Location London, UK Also known as 'the Gherkin' or 'Cucumber Building', this commercial skyscraper is a famous example of modern architecture in London. Spiraling up from a tightly packed City of London square, the 30 St. Mary Axe office building in the City of London is 41 stories and 590 ft (180 m) high and was built by Norman Foster and Partners. | London. We recommend booking 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) tours ahead of time to secure your spot. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel. A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. In total, there are about 5,500 panels that were mounted on the structure: all are flat (except those of the dome) and only those that are located in the external atria can be opened for ventilation. Likewise, the form offers advantages in the interior as the possibility of orthogonal arrangement in the area of desks and, in the center, a rectangular area of bathrooms and stairs. 360 degrees. Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. 24,000 square meters of glass were used for the exterior of the building, equivalent to five soccer fields. Photos of 30 St Mary Axe and a great range hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts near 30 St Mary Axe, London. High: 10 ºC (50ºF) Low: 4 ºC (39ºF) View the five day forecast 30 St. Mary Axe London. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. The oval shape achieves an average surface of 1,400 square meters per floor, which rises to 1,800 at level 16 and drops to 600 at 34. Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. This allows the office spaces to incorporate open floor plans. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function. The Baltic Exchange is a company that managed sea leases and boat sales. United Kingdom, Tallest Steel Building in The pipes are used for cooling in the summer, extracting the hot air from the building, and for heating in the winter. This work, say those who followed closely, was only possible thanks to the harmonious interaction between Foster and the Arup engineers. 30 St. Mary Axe Management Office. On each floor, a series of interstices with 6 pipes acts as a natural ventilation system, functioning as a double glazing. 30 St Mary Axe is covered in 24,000 sq m (2,200 sq ft) of glass, which equates to five football pitches. “The heart of the City is the only place where it makes sense for the building to go up, given the density and lack of green”, argued Foster. The reaction to the project did not come from royalty, nor did it come from the political field or from the English urban authorities. 30 St Mary Axe (known previously as the Swiss Re Building), informally known as The Gherkin, is a commercial skyscraper in London's primary financial district, the City of London.It was completed in December 2003 and opened in April 2004. The variation of the diameter of the floors is significant, measuring 49 meters at the base, 56.5 in the widest part, narrowing to 26.5 on the top floor, which is what gives the appearance of “rocket” or “cucumber” as they baptized the Londoners. The building arises where the location of the Baltic Exchange was once at. A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. 30 St Mary Axe hay "The Gherkin" (Quả dưa chuột) là một tòa nhà chọc trời ở Luân Đôn, Anh.Tòa nhà do kiến trúc sư đoạt giải Pritzker người Anh là Norman Foster thiết kế chính và do công ty xây dựng Thụy Điển Skanska thi công từ năm 2001 đến năm 2004. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.