The new London skyline

Foster + Partners,


Skyscraper, Sport & Wellness,

Visitors to the 2014 Open House are invited to discover the new London skyline, and the silhouette of the buildings on the key which is the historic symbol of the event has changed.

The new London skyline

The London skyline has changed a lot in the past ten years, and the 2014 Open House is an invitation to discover the buildings that have had the biggest impact on the city’s new skyline, starting with the logo of the 22nd edition of the event.
The famous key bearing stylised shapes of the buildings that symbolise London has been changed for the first time to include the silhouettes of the buildings that have come to symbolise today’s London: the Leadenhall Building, 30 St Mary Axe (nicknamed "The Gherkin") and Tower 42.

The Leadenhall Building, the most recent of the three buildings, was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.
"The Gherkin", by Foster + Partners, has an unusual curved shape.
Tower 42, designed by Richard Seifert and built in 1980, was the tallest building in the UK for 10 years.
The three buildings are among the many stops on the itineraries proposed for the initiative, coming up in London on the weekend of September 20 and 21.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Images courtesy of Open House London



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