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Willis Faber and Dumas Headquarters

Identifikation

Willis Faber and Dumas Headquarters
Willis Faber, Willis Building
226307

Karte

Struktur allgemein

Flachbau
existent [fertiggestellt]
Glas
Vorhängefassade
Modern

Nutzung

Gewerbl. Büroflächen

Fakten

  • The building is designed to encourage social contact.
  • Access to the three floors is serviced via escalators.
  • The glass curtain wall is tinted to counter solar gain and is suspended from a continuous clamping strip.
  • Willis Faber received an RIBA award 1977.
  • In 1990 the building was awarded an RIBA Architecture Awards Trust, Trustees Medal and was described as the finest building in the world designed by a British architect in the last 25 years.
  • On 25th April 1991, Willis Faber was given Grade I Listing (Britain's youngest-ever building to be given statutory heritage listing), meaning that it can never be altered.
  • The building is regarded as a landmark in the history of Foster + Partners.
  • Willis Faber incorporated the early use of raised floors.
  • The building features a landscaped roof garden and a 25 metre (82 feet) swimming pool on the ground floor which has since closed and been covered over to increase office space.
  • Foster + Partners designed The Willis Building, headquarters of the Willis Group, formerly Willis Faber and Dumas.
  • The influence of Willis Faber can be seen in Foster + Partners later 30 St Mary Axe.
  • The building's design exhibits a pioneering use of low-energy consumption.

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Ort

Friars Street
IP1
Ipswich
England
Großbritannien

Awards

Technische Daten

70,53 ft
70,53 ft
3
1973
1975

Beteiligte Firmen

Foster Associates

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Besondere Eigenschaften

  • Eines der bekannten Bauwerke dieser Stadt
  • Nationales Denkmal
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