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jean nouvel: one new change   update
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mar 23, 2011
jean nouvel: one new change update


‘one new change’ by jean nouvel in london, united kingdom
all images courtesy danica kus

brussels-based photographer danica kus has sent us images of jean nouvel‘s recently inaugurated
one new change‘ in london, united kingdom. located in the heart of the city adjacent to st. paul’s cathedral,
the multi-functional shopping development features 6,500 floor-to-ceiling glass panes in varying
shades of red, grey and beige.

characterized by a deep slot that extends from the street to the core of the design, the asymmetrical
form of the building hugs the block to become a physical interface between the cathedral and the city.
the pedestrian walkway opens up to the sky above, providing an alley-like market atmosphere for the visitors.


view from central lobby
image © danica kus

accommodating multiple levels of retail opportunities, the building also hosts five floors of offices
as well as a basement level with vehicular access. the roof features a pathed lookout space that offers
panoramic views of the city of london. defined by stepped seating and sections of greenery,
the faceted angles of the design is translated into three-dimensional rooflight forms that pierce
through the plane.

to read more on the project, click through to our previous coverage here and here.


glass panes used in the facade
images © danica kus


faceted facade
image © danica kus


view of the cathedral from the roof level
image © danica kus


roof patio
image © danica kus


image © danica kus


image © danica kus


interior
images © danica kus


atrium
images © danica kus


street view
image © danica kus

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