Sixty London

Amazon London

In the design of Sixty London, KPF forewent a generic solution for a speculative office project in favor of a signature building that adds lively presence to London’s urban grain and stimulates wider regeneration in this important district by instilling a real and dynamic sense of place.

Located on the main thoroughfare between the City and the West End, the building, featuring a distinctive origami of fins, introduces a lively, dynamic environment to Holborn Viaduct, creating an architectural focus on the Farringdon/Holborn axis.

Responding to its urban context, the simple, organic form of the building softens the mass of the development. The skin is a series of curves influencing and influenced by views and sightlines to and from the site’s city location. The striking façade of twisting fins over a light glazed curtain wall gives a strong visual identity to the scheme. The rebuilt northeast gatehouse completes the set of Victorian structures that form a grand gesture at each corner of the viaduct. The new building achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating in recognition of its energy efficiency.

Location

London, UK

Client

AXA Real Estate, Favermead

Type

Headquarters, Office

Size

29,000 m2 / 312,000 ft2

Awards

A+ Awards (Architizer 2015), Office: Honor Award - Shortlisted (New London Architecture 2014), Building Excellence Awards - Best Large Commercial Building (LABC 2014), New Build - Traditional Style Stone Masonry (Natural Stone Awards 2014), Craftsmanship (Natural Stone Awards 2014), Design Awards (New London Architecture 2013), Honor Awards (Urban Land Institute 2014), Building Conservation (City Heritage Award 2014)

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Project Type:Office
Project Location:Europe