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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 The Zig Zag Building

Angled green

Helping Victoria Street get its groove back, a building that’s thoughtful, flexible, and created with people in mind.


🏢Building Details

  • Completed 2015

  • 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

🥦 Wellbeing

  • 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

🎈Bonus feature

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.

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