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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 Technique

Artful green


Clerkenwell’s first timber building, Technique is the pinnacle of thoughtful, human-centric design. It represents the potential for sustainability to be an art, rather than duty.


📍Location

London, EC1


🏢Building Details

  • Completed Q3 2021

  • 6-storeys, 72,000 sq ft: 5,000 sq ft affordable space dedicated to SMEs

  • Workplace for 850+ people


👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor


✍️Architect & Designers

🌱Sustainability

  • EPC A + BREEAM Excellent = rare achievement for a refurb

  • Redeveloped from two 1960s buildings (decommissioned bank + gin distillery) – minimal demolition with original structure largely retained

  • CLT structure built from sustainably accredited wood + super-performing glue = 43% reduction in CO2 emissions

  • Structural elements prefabricated off-site + assembled on-site = 70% reduction in site traffic

  • 21+ tonnes of waste diverted from landfill: repurposed by hand into delicate bricks to clad outside of building


🥦 Wellbeing

  • 1st floor multi-purpose gallery space with 7m-high ceilings – ideal communal space for private events or yoga classes

  • 10,000 sq ft green roof provides a natural haven to socialise + relax

  • Thoughtfully designed cycle parking, showers + lockers to accommodate 110 users at peak times

  • Outstanding natural daylight throughout the building


🎈Bonus feature

The striking lobby is Technique’s focal point. Formafantasma has created a contemporary re-imagining of Milan’s famous mid-century entrance halls. Using their own ‘excinere’ luxurious porcelain tiles – glazed with volcanic ash from Mount Etna 🌋.


🔗 Check it out

https://www.generalprojects.com/portfolio/technique/





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