20 Fenchurch Street, The Walkie Talkie Building

This thirty-seven storey landmark office building, dubbed the “Walkie Talkie” building due to its concave form, provides over 60,000 sm of Grade ‘A’ office space and is a striking addition to the London skyline. Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the iconic tower features a publicly accessible sky garden, a double deck lift system with destination call and high performance curtain wall.

The building was designed to meet the requirements for a BREEAM “Excellent” rating incorporating low-carbon technologies including a natural gas fuel cell and photo-voltaic cells on the façade. The building’s exterior features double- and triple-glazed glass and aluminum cladding, allowing the building a greater opportunity to blend into its surroundings by reflecting the sky and seasonal light changes within its glazing.

The all glass facade offers a commanding view across London, while its dramatic design further contributes to the evolution of the high-rise tower.

Location: 
London, England
Design Architect: 
Rafael Viñoly Architects
Executive Architect: 
Adamson Associates Architects
Client: 
Canary Wharf Contractors
Size: 
1,073,084 sf / 99,690 sm
Completion: 
2014