Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Spaccanapoli

Central Saint Giles by Renzo Piano, St Giles High Street, Camden, London
Central Saint Giles by Renzo Piano, 2010
St Giles High Street, Camden
London, September 2016

“Acclaimed Italian architect Renzo Piano is to literally brighten up the lives of Londoner’s on their way to Covent Garden from Oxford Street. Aiming to bring a sense of ‘joyous vibrancy’ to the area by Centre Point, he has proposed cladding 20 different facets of Central Saint Giles, a mixed-use development by Legal & General Property and Mitsubishi Estate Company, with red, orange, green and yellow glazed ceramic cladding. As the cladding is installed a striking new landmark will emerge defined by dramatic facades of primary colours which at first glance appear a bold contrast to this too long neglected corner of central London.”
(Renzo colours London, World Architecture News)

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