Concrete Elegance: A Confection of Concrete (London)

Date:Wednesday 12 January 2011
Time:00:00 - 00:00

The Building Centre26 Store Street, London, Greater London, WC1E 7BT

CPD:0.00 hours

The Angel Building, London - speaker: Steve Smith, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. The atrium space is at the core of the newly refurbished Angel Building; it acts as a central hub for workers and visitors to access the reception desk, lift cores, retail spaces and concierge desk. The architecture within the atrium is designed to emphasise the height and size of the space, the exposed smooth, monolithic concrete structure, the double height bays; drawing the eye up towards the lightweight roof construction. Redcliff Street Plaza, Bristol - speaker: Jon Akers Coyle, Gillespies. Artistic collaboration is at the heart of this public space. It is integral to the substance and structure of the plaza. The nature and expression of the 'plinths' of stone has been developed using a technique of layering coloured concrete to create a 'strata' effect that is exposed through the vertical faces.