Situated opposite the south transept of St Paul’s Cathedral, the City of London Information Centre introduces a dynamic contemporary structure to an area of exceptional architectural and urban heritage.
Combining simplicity and efficiency of structure with a distinctive visual impact, the building’s triangular form looks up to its prestigious neighbour and opens out to welcome the public. A folded metallic envelope evokes the aerodynamic profile of a paper aeroplane, seamlessly wrapping around 140m² of internal accommodation and clad in 220 pre-finished stainless steel panels.
The building meets exacting environmental standards and has been engineered to exceed current Part L targets for CO2 emissions by 20%. The structure’s envelope is highly insulated, the interior environment is regulated using borehole cooling and the sloping roof facilitates the collection of rainwater which is used to flush toilets and irrigate planting nearby.