Case study : London City Hall
01 Introduction 02 Air 03 Light 04 Earth 05 Water 06 Energy 07 Recycle 08 Conclusion
London City Hall
Location and Site:
More London close to Tower Bridge
Building Occupant Name:
GLA (Greater London Authority)
Occupancy or Function Type: mayor of London
Office Building and office to the
Size (Total sq m):
Diameter of glass faรงade:
Number of floors:
10 floors above ground
Primary Project Team:
Fosterandpartners ( Norman Foster )
Ove Arup and partners
Planning Authority :
London Borough of Southwark
Date of Construction:
April 2000 to July 2002
A site plan of More London.
London City Hall was part of a masterplan called MoreLondon where the famous British architect Norman Foster redesigned the area and create mainly office space but also a headquarters to the GLA which was created in 1999, at the same time as the City Hall was being designed.
Its location is an advantage, its located a fair distance away from any major roads without being isolated, itâ€™s on the riverside and uses the river to its advantage and its very central being close to HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge, it has the perfect situation for its needs.
London City Hall is now an iconic structure in London and has become a main attraction for tourists.
When designing this building, Norman Fosterâ€™s main focus was to reduce the energy needed in this building. He identified that controlling the air temperature uses an enormous amount of energy to cool or heat the air inside. So this building attempts to make most of natural resources ( sun, water,windâ€Ś) to control the temperature inside.