Architectural and interior design studio Sheppard Robson has made official the project Citicape House, a building that will be built in the heart of London and that aims to contribute to the improvement of the local air of the city. In this period the theme of environmentalism is very much alive, and this is why the English capital wants to be avant-garde with a totally eco-friendly project.
The building will be completed in 2024 and will create a distinctive architectural addition to the City of London’s financial district. What distinguishes the structure from the existing ones in the area will be the facades completely enveloped by about 400,000 plants. The aim is to capture over eight tonnes of carbon each year, producing six tonnes of oxygen, and to lower the local temperature from three to five degrees Celsius within a few years.
The wall will, therefore, make a significant contribution to improving the quality of the local air and will work for the greening of the area so as to demonstrate that the structures, if designed in this way, can be able to make improvements and find a solution to climate change and air pollution.
Once completed, the Citicape House will be built on 11 floors and will house the 328-key, a five-star hotel with workspaces, co-working areas, a sky-bar on the tenth floor, meeting and event spaces, a spa and a restaurant on the ground floor.
The plants that surround the building extend to the roof where there are spaces designed for the flowering of native and endangered plant species. Here there will be a second restaurant that will offer a panoramic view of the Cathedral of St. Paul, the Holy Sepulchre and the entire skyline of the city.