• 30 St Mary Axe, London - Intelligent Buildings

    30 St Mary Axe CFD images

    This landmark building developed for Swiss Re provides 46,500m2 of office space on 40 floors in the City of London. It was Britain’s first mixed mode high-rise office building and attracted worldwide attention and acclaim, winning the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2004.

    Our design engineers were responsible for the shell-and-core design and fit-out of the building for occupation by Swiss Re. We used computational fluid dynamics and dynamic thermal modelling extensively to inform the cladding design, mixed mode ventilation and to optimise the design of the engineering systems.

    CTBUH 10 Year Award

    The specification for the BMS mixed mode ventilation was developed in close coordination with our computer modelling experts and the software was witnessed and validated over a planned sequence of off-site workshops. The BMS also provides full automation of the solar shading with local occupant override.

    Client: Swiss Re
    Architect: Foster + Partners