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BUILDING
 
 
The Shard
London Bridge Tower
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DESIGNER
 
 
Renzo Piano

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
United Kingdom
State
England
Region
London
County
Greater London
Town
London
Address
32, London Bridge street (St. Thomas street)
 
 
Telephone
+44.333.456.4000
Website
E-mail
enquiries@londonbridgequarter.com
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TYPOLOGY
 
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ARCHITECTURE
Residential buildings
Multiple dwelling
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Buildings for travel and tourism
Hotels
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
Panoramic structures, belvederes
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
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ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Bars, cafeterias
Restaurants
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2000 - 2003    
Realisation
2008 - 2012
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Kenneth Powell, The Shard. The official guidebook, Thames & Hudson, London 2015
Stephen Wiltshire, "Opening shot", Blueprint 325, april 2013, pp. 16-17
"Skyscrapers", Icon 117, march 2013, pp. 62-81
Fatema Ahmed, "Piano Nobile", Icon 117, march 2013, pp. 68-73 (62-81)
Lia Piano (ed.), The Shard. London Bridge Tower. Renzo Piano, Fondazione Renzo Piano, Genova 2013
Francesco Dal Co, "Spettacolo per tutti; ricchezza per pochi / A show for all; a wealth for few", Casabella 818, ottobre/october 2012, pp. 4-9, 97
"Building the Shard. Renzo Piano, London Bridge Tower, Londra, Regno Unito", Casabella 818, ottobre/october 2012, 70-90, 98-99
Federico Bucci, "Icone del tempo / Icons of the Time", Casabella 818, ottobre/october 2012, pp. 71-79 (70-90, 98-99)
Chiara Calderini, "Struttura e forma / Structure and Shape", Casabella 818, ottobre/october 2012, pp. 80-83 (70-90, 98-99)
Alfredo Zappa, "Trasparenze / Trasparencies", Casabella 818, ottobre/october 2012, pp. 84-90 (70-90, 98-99)"
Richard Ingersoll, "Built for the 1 percent, open to the rest", Architect 10/2012, october 2012, "Center" pp. 102-106
Charles Jencks, Amanda Levete, Owen Hatherley, Peter Buchanan, Richard Rogers, Simon Jenkins, Paul Finch, Terry Farrell, Sarah Ichioka, Christopher Woodward, Simon Allford, Patrik Schumacher, "Skylines: Opinions on Renzo Piano's Shard, London", Architectural Review 1386, august 2012, pp. 50-57
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, "London Bridge Tower", A+U. Architecture and Urbanisme 503, august 2012 [London 2012 Olympics], pp. 40-43
"London 2012", Domus 960, luglio-agosto/july-august 2012, pp. 46-101
Charles Holland, "Shard London Bridge. Renzo Piano Building Workshop", Domus 960, luglio-agosto/july-august 2012, pp. 46-57 (46-101)
Bradley L. Garrett, "Climbing the Shard", Domus 960, luglio-agosto/july-august 2012, pp. 58-63 (46-101)
Graeme Flint, David Healy, Adam Monaghan, "Shard London Bridge", The Arup Journal 2/2012 [The London Special Issue], pp. 93-97
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, The Shard, London, Blueprint 315"The Shard", Blueprint 315, june 2012, pp. 17, 46-62, 85-97
Johnny Tucker, "Editorial", Blueprint 315, june 2012, pp. 17 (17, 46-62, 85-97)
Herbert Wright. Paul Raftery (photo), "The Shard", Blueprint 315, june 2012, pp. 46-62 (17, 46-62, 85-97)
David Vintiner, "Renzo Piano knows how to make buildings...", Blueprint 315, june 2012, pp. 46-59 (17, 46-62, 85-97)
"Public Enquiry", Blueprint 315, june 2012, p. 48 (17, 46-62, 85-97)
"London's New Skyline", Blueprint 315, june 2012, pp. 50-51 (17, 46-62, 85-97)
"Renzo Piano: CV Highlights", Blueprint 315, june 2012, p. 52 (17, 46-62, 85-97)
"Shard Timeline. Facts", Blueprint 315, june 2012, pp. 54-55 (17, 46-62, 85-97)
Emma O'Kelly, "Raising the Bar", Blueprint 315, june 2012, pp. 60-62 (17, 46-62, 85-97)
"Special Focus. The Shard", Blueprint 315, june 2012, pp. 85-97 (17, 46-62, 85-97)
Cathleen McGuigan, "London Now", Architectural Record 6/2012, june 2012, pp. 62-100, 132
Clifford A. Pearson, "The Shard. Renzo Piano Building Workshop", Architectural Record 6/2012, june 2012, pp. 62-67 (62-100, 132)
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, The Shard, London, Arquitectura Viva 146"Rascacielos globales / Global Skyscrapers", Arquitectura Viva 146, 3/2012, "Obras / Proyectos / Works / Projects", pp. 34-64
Renzo Piano, "Torre London Bridge. Londres, Reino Unido / London Bridge Tower. London, United Kingdom", Arquitectura Viva 146, 3/2012, "Obras / Proyectos / Works / Projects", pp. 40-47 (34-64)
"Megastructures", Icon 97, july 2011, pp. 58-81
William Wiles, "Up and up", Icon 97, july 2011, pp. 72-77 (58-81)
Tim Abrahams, "The Shard. Renzo Piano Building Workshop", Blueprint 299, february 2011, p. 25
"Nel cielo di Londra la "scheggia di vetro" di Renzo Piano. Sarà la torre più alta d'Europa", Geocentro 11, settembre-ottobre 2010, "Costruire" pp. 15-20
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, "The London Bridge Tower/Renzo Piano Building Workshops", L'Arca 255, febbraio/february 2010, pp. 38-47
Davide Deriu, "Renzo Piano in the sky with diamonds", Il giornale dell'architettura 14, gennaio 2004, p. 21
"Il futuro del grattacielo/The future of tall building", Domus Grattacieli/Skyscrapers, supplemento a/supplement of Domus 865, dicembre/december 2003, p. 32 (30-32)
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CLIENT
 
 
Sellar Property Group
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AMOUNT
 
 
£ 435,000,000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
m. 309.6
top floor: m. 244.30
Floors
72 aboveground
Surface
gross floor sq.m. 127,137
offices sq.m. 55,247
restaurants sq.m. 2,838
hotel sq.m. 17,842
residential sq.m. 5,814
Consistence
offices floors 4-28
restaurants floors 31-33
hotel floors 34-52
residential floors 33-65
belvedere floors 68-72
Capacity
parking 60 car places (reserved for people with disabilities)
Number
44 lifts
8 elevators
Capacity
7,000 peoples
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Ove Arup & Partners
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STAFF
 
Project
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Associate designers
Adamson Associates
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
The building will be the tallest in Europe.
 
 
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