Project/​Location

10 Gresham Street, London

Client

Standard Life Investments

Architect

Foster and Partners

Year

2003

  • Linear Sliding Doors - 10 Gresham Street, London
  • Linear Sliding Doors - 10 Gresham Street, London
  • Linear Sliding Doors - 10 Gresham Street, London

Design Brief / Overview

10 Gresham Street is bounded almost entirely by streets and features a central atrium that extends down allowing natural daylight to enter the basement floor. To maximise the amount of natural light entering the building the architect specified glass as the prefered material for the entrances, lifts and lobbies.

Open Entrances were presented with the challenge of producing a glass 'wave' facade incorporating curved sliding and internal linear sliding glass doors with minimal framework to maximise the amount of light entering the building.

Solution:

Automatic sliding curved glass external doors blend seamlessly into the all-glass curved "wave" façade.  Internal straight sliding doors combined with concealed air curtains in floor and ceiling form an entrance lobby that provides a thermal and acoustic threshold to the building. Existing recessed floor light housings have been 'recycled' and used to conceal all the safety and sensor equipment.

Key Features:

  • Concealed Air Curtains
  • Minimal framework maximising light entering the building.
  • Automatic curved sliding doors
  • Lobby provides thermal and acoustic buffer

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