By carmen3521
1 years ago

A building that "breathes" in the heart of London: that's how the Bloomberg offices are, the "greenest" in the world

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"There's a lot of architecture around here," I hear two men say, strolling enthusiastically through the City, the financial district of London.
As good tourists, they look up. And they put their eyes on a modern façade made of stone, bronze and glass that leaves the Cathedral of San Pablo on its back.
The new headquarters of the financial giant Bloomberg in the British capital, designed by the architect Norman Foster, does not go unnoticed, although it awakens a curious sensation: the building is new, but it seems that it was always there.
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Its textures, colors and dimensions reflect the structure of neighboring buildings and allow it to stand out without showing too much arrogance.
Inside, sobriety disappears.
A voluptuous wooden ceiling in the main lobby welcomes you. At its center, a huge installation by the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson makes me look up and return my own distorted image.
Turned into a tourist, I am among those triangular blocks that are transformed in my step into an ascending ramp and that anticipate a very unusual block of offices.They are, in fact, the "most sustainable offices in the world". However, its gill-like walls "breathe" the air of one of the most polluted cities on the planet.
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The building is full of art. There are works by the Spanish Cristina Iglesias, the Venezuelan Arturo Herrera and the Danish Olafur Eliasson (as in this image). (Photo: James Newton / Bloomberg)
image of the interior of the new Bloomberg headquarters in London. (Photo: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners)
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A spiral-shaped ramp connects all zones to encourage interaction between workers from different areas. (Photo: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners)
The new Bloomberg headquarters in London, which will house 4,000 workers, achieved the highest BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) rating, the most important sustainable construction certificate worldwide.
Obtained outstanding: 98.5%, the highest score ever obtained by a block of large offices.
Compared to a conventional office building, it saves 73% water and 35% energy.Everything is recycled: from the rainwater that falls on the roof and that comes out of the toilets -to go to the toilets- to the carbon emissions, thanks to its own heating generator, which reuses the accumulated heat.
"All the decisions we made about design, construction and operational costs were based on saving resources and all possible options to make it sustainable," says Kathryn Mallon, the project manager, an environmental engineer who previously After joining Bloomberg, he worked at the Department of Environmental Protection in New York, United States.

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Issaka wow. I really want to go there, It's an amazing place.
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