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.
The ground floor has been redesigned to incorporate reception, retail, and leisure spaces to reactive the site with vibrancy and activity.
Client : Trilogy | Location : London | Area : 36,800m2 | Cost : Undisclosed | Completion : 2017/2019
New London Awards 2019 | Public Spaces
Offsite Awards 2018 | Winner - Commercial Project of the Year
AJ Retrofit 2018 | Highly Commended
International Property Awards 2018 | Winner - Mixed Use