Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
WATERMARK PLACE in LONDON, UK by Bauporte Design Entrances BV
March 21st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Bauporte Design Entrances BV
Watermark Place is a mixed-use commercial development located on the north bank of the River Thames in London, UK.
Designed by Fletcher Priest Architects, construction of the building began in 2007 and was completed in September 2009. It has 11 storeys and houses 500,000ft² of office space. Watermark Place was developed by City Offices Real Estate (CORE) and funded by Oxford Properties and UBS Global Asset Management. It has been recently let out to the Japanese bank Nomura.
For its use of extensive sustainable measures, Watermark Place has achieved an ‘excellent’ grading by the Building Research Establishment’s BREEAM accreditation system. Watermark Place also won the London Merit Award 2009 from The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) for designing with minimal environmental impact by using innovative energy and resource management processes.
Bauporte Doors UK Ltd designed, manufactured and installed 3 No fully automatic Circular Full Vision CFV2800AY revolving doors and 2 matching-height automatic swing doors with in-ground drive units. Each 3-wing revolving door set has a diameter of 2800mm and a turning height of over 3800mm. Although the revolving doors were originally specified and supplied with orange fritted glass to the curved walls as part of the base-build contract, Bauporte is awarded to replace all the orange glass with low-iron clear glazing to suit the requirements of the new tenant.
Bauporte Doors UK Ltd delivered this project under severe time constraints and demonstrated again their commitment to delivering truly bespoke, high quality entrance solutions.
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