- Location London, UK
- Status Built
- Service Architecture
- Sector Workplace
- Area 13,600m²/146,400ft²
- Client Skanska Project Development
Built to commemorate the Great Fire of London, the Monument is one of the City’s most famous landmarks. We’ve designed its newest neighbour: a top-quality commercial building with nine floors of Grade A office space, plus ground-floor retail and office provision and a spectacular roof terrace.
The unique site demands a unique architectural response, one respectful of the Monument and its rich locale. As part of our redevelopment, we’ve reshaped the site’s building lines to create an improved Monument Yard, enlarging the public realm and enhancing the setting of the Monument at once.
We’ve further enhanced this setting with our building’s distinctive south facade, which acts as an impressive backdrop to the landmark. Designed through complex parametric computer modelling, this frontage comprises a full-height curtain of vertical twisted metal ribbons that not only play on the gilded ‘flames’ crowning the Monument, but also offer solar shading and interesting vistas into the new building.
Once complete, this building will redefine Monument Yard and reflect the dynamism of this part of the City. Its facade will be a striking feature – one that complements and enhances the historic sculpture beside it.
The east, west and north chequerboard facades are made of Jura stone and bronze anodised aluminium. Altogether the building has only 45% glazing, contributing to its BREEAM 'Excellent' rating.
We believe that 11-19 Monument Street will set new occupational standards in terms of design and sustainability.
Each of the 69 twisting fins is made up of 9 individual pieces for improved buildability. Overall there are four different types assembled in a pattern that creates a fluid but apparently randomised surface.