Sidley Austin

 

Architect/Design
Gensler 

Location
London, UK

Opening
2019

Interior
Soft Cells Broadline panels, installed on ceilings, covered in Casa
Soft Cells Tracks, specified on walls, upholstered in Casa and Hallingdal

CAN-DO ATTITUDE
The interior of 70 St Mary Axe, a landmark building in the City of London, features a Soft Cells solution for walls and ceilings on levels 14 to 19. It is specified in lobbies, informal meeting rooms, beverage spots, workstations and booths.

Soft Cells Broadline ceiling panels are installed on hinges and push latches to ensure easy access to building services. In the workstation areas, to provide a seamless aesthetic, they have filleted edges which are engineered to precisely fit with adjacent surfaces.

The Soft Cells Broadline panels on the ceilings are upholstered in a subtle shade of the textile Casa, which is also used in complementary tone on the Soft Cells Tracks in the meeting rooms. Halingdal 65, in a more vibrant colour, is used for the booths.

St Mary’s Axe is 21 storeys high and offers 28000 sqm of office space above shops located on the lower levels. It is informally known as "The Can of Ham" due to its distinctive arched profile.

 

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