🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 The Zig Zag Building
Helping Victoria Street get its groove back, a building that’s thoughtful, flexible, and created with people in mind.
12 storeys – 242,000 sq ft (office + ground floor retail)
Winner of Best Office Building at the World Architecture Festival 2016
👷🏾♀️Developer & Contractor
✍️Architects & Engineers
BREEAM Excellent + EPC B
High-performing building envelope with solar shading fins on façade = less energy needed to cool the building
Shared heating + cooling solution with neighbouring Kings Gate building: energy can be exported via underground pipework and heat exchanger, minimising demand + improving efficiency by 20%
Pipework installed and ready for future connection to district heating network
Roof mounted PV panels + LED lights + recycled rainwater harvesting
Spacious, flexible floor-plates with floor-to-ceiling height of over 3.3m = ample natural light
Façade openings for natural ventilation
187 cycle parking spaces, 16 showers, high-grade changing facilities
7 floors have their own steeped outdoor terraces – with vistas of Westminster Cathedral + London’s rooftops
The architects’ previous largest project had a budget of under £300,000 and was burned down in an arson attack 3 months after completion. Landsec’s decision to take a chance and invest in the practice – with only handful of employees – with a £338 million project was admirable and astonishing. And paid off.