The Crystal

Client : Waagner Biro

The Siemens Urban Sustainability Centre in the heart of London’s Docklands will be an iconic building providing a place for community enjoyment as well as promoting education and learning in the fields of science, engineering, technology and sustainability. It will demonstrate Siemens’ commitment to creating sustainable cities and will attract not only major City planners and officials, but also members of the local community and educational groups, from school children to post graduate level students. It is envisaged that the centre will attract approximately 100,000 visitors every year.

The scheme’s low carbon credentials were bolstered by the use of mainly recycled steel, an environmentally conscientious structure that was clad with 1.2m square glass panels by Austrian facade specialists Waagner Biro.  Our long-standing relationship with this company continued to result in on site success as work methods were planned and executed with the minimal possible risk to the safety and health of those employed on the project.