The AIA UK Chapter cordially invites you to the next in our ongoing series of building tours:
Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf by Foster + Partners
When: Friday 13th of May 2016 at 6:30pm
Where: Crossrail Place. Canary Wharf, London E14 5AR (Tube or DLR: Canary Wharf)
Meet: West entrance, via Adams Plaza footbridge from North Colonnade Road
Jonathan Rabagliati of Foster + Partners will guide a tour of the open air roof garden and retail areas, and will discuss the ongoing works for the Crossrail station beneath. The tour will be followed by drinks at Big Easy.
1 CES credit is available and admission is free of charge.
Places are limited. Please RSVP online by clicking here.
The four levels of retail, roof garden, pavilions and station entrances are unified by a complex timber roof, which wraps around the building like a shell. The 310-metre-long roof arches 30 metres over the park and stretches around the shops and entrances below. The roof’s lattice opens in the centre to draw in light and rain for natural irrigation, and opens along the sides and at either end to allow views of the water and surrounding streets. The underground Crossrail station is part of Europe’s largest infrastructure project, and will be one of the line’s busiest stations when it opens in 2018.
More information on the project here.