THE IMPORT BUILDING, REPUBLIC, LONDON
Originally built in 1990, the redevelopment of The Import Building at Republic has seen this office building revived with the insertion of a nine storey timber structure to add commercial floorspace and create new spatial connections between floors.
Constructed from engineered timber in combination with modularised timber framed glazed facades, the new natural material palette contrasts with the rawness of the exposed existing concrete structure. Timber was selected for its high sustainability credentials but also for its malleable qualities.
Client : Trilogy | Location : London | Area : 36,800m2 | Cost : Undisclosed | Completion : 2017/2019
Offsite Awards 2018 | Winner - Commercial Project of the Year
AJ Retrofit 2018 | Highly Commended
International Property Awards 2018 | Winner - Mixed Use
Structural Timber Awards 2018 | Winner - Commercial
NLA Awards 2018 | Conservation & Retrofit
Building Awards 2018 | Refurb of the Year
AJ Architecture 2018 | Rebirth Project