Central Saint Giles, a London commercial and housing scheme designed by Renzo Piano, has been attracting attention ever since its glazed ceramic facades in tiles of red, orange, yellow, green and grey began to appear back in 2009. Now, with the complex finished after Spring 2010 and starting to be occupied, it is time to review its facade design and construction.
The project team comprised Stanhope, Legal & General and Mitsubishi Estate as developers; Renzo Piano Building Workshop as architects, Fletcher Priest as executive architects and Arup as structural, services, fire and transport engineers. For what interests us in this blog, Emmer Pfenninger have been the façade consultants and Reef Associates the façade access consultants. The ground floor glazing parts have been built by Seele, whilst the ceramic and glass facades were built by Schneider Group. NBK supplied the terracotta elements.