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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 R7

Updated: Jan 11, 2023

Pink-enveloped green

Part of Argent’s King’s Cross regeneration, R7 stands out in its distinct shade of satin pink. Barriers between the workplace and public realm are deconstructed.


🏢Building Details

  • 250,000 sq. ft., 11-storeys, mixed-use

  • Completed 2017

  • Winner of Camden Design Awards 2022 – Major Projects Category

👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor

✍️Architects & Engineers


  • BREEAM Outstanding + EPC B

  • Passive design measures: high levels of insulation + air tightness in external envelope; high levels of thermal mass through exposed concrete reduces mechanical cooling load

  • Optimal proportion of glazing + solid panels within façade to minimise heat gains – with high level of solar gain control through projecting façade fins

  • Floorplate adaptability: “soft spots” made of plywood + aluminium panels can be removed and reinstated as per tenant requirement

  • Multi-Service Chilled Beam technology = most energy efficient HVAC solution with long life expectancy + minimal maintenance

🥦 Wellbeing

  • Impressive 7m high public atrium = barriers between workplace + public realm dissolved; access uniquely democratic being only building in the area where everyone comes through the same entrance

  • Home to an Everyman Cinema, Happy Face Pizza + basement Supermax cocktail bar = work social sorted

  • Roof terraces + access to external space from every floor

  • Spin-fitness studio + basement ‘cycle spa’ with 260 bike spaces, changing rooms, showers

🎈Bonus feature

The striking atrium features ‘Zanzibar’ by Céline Condorelli – a sculpture functioning as indoor/outdoor public furniture. It combines multi-layered shapes with large planters hosting lush vegetation. A modern, tropical setting for many a social gathering.

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