Wilkinson Eyre and Pringle Brandon have won planning permission for their £30 million Siemens pavilion visitor centre at the Royal Docks in east London
The centre is the flagship development in the Mayor’s Green Enterprise District at the Royal Docks. The area is expected to become a hub for green industries.
The 7,000m² pavilion features an exhibition space, offices and conference facilities, and is set to open to the public in time for the Olympics in 2012.
Chris Brandon of Pringle Brandon, which is leading the project design team, said: ‘Siemens’ centre will be an iconic visitor attraction and educational facility at the heart of London’s Green Enterprise District that showcases and explains green technology; looking at how it impacts our lives at the moment and the potential we have to create better and more sustainable living and working environments over the next 10-20 years.’
Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre Architects, said: ‘We are really pleased to receive consent for this exciting building which embodies the key design philosophies of our practice: combining the latest technology with dynamic form and an inherent approach to sustainability.’
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Pringle Brandon and Wilkinson Eyre reveal east London Siemens Pavilion
[FIRST LOOK] Pringle Brandon and Wilkinson Eyre Architects have revealed images of their £30 million exhibition and conference centre for Siemens at the Royal Docks, east London
he 7,000m² structure aimed for completion by early 2012 will be the focus of London Mayor Boris Johnson’s east London-wide Green Enterprise District launched today (27 May).
In January the AJ revealed the LDA was in discussion on creating a new ‘eco’ development at the former docks.
Hailed as a new East London ‘landmark’, the proposed centre at the western end of the Royal Docks is expected to attract up to 100,000 visitors a year and will house a 300-seat auditorium and a permanent sustainable technologies exhibition.
Pringle Brandon is designing the auditorium, meeting spaces and restaurant while Wilkinson Eyre will work on the exterior and landscaping.
The three-storey scheme features photovoltaic panels, rainwater harvesting, ground source heat pumps and solar water heating.
Boris Johnson said: ‘The Siemens Pavilion is set to sit at the heart of a brand new Green Enterprise District, which will sweep across east of the city.
‘We envisage that the District will be a vibrant, international hub incubating dozens of low carbon businesses to transform what has historically been some of the poorest parts of the capital.’
Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham, said: ‘This new visitor attraction will put the Royal Docks on the national and international stage as a place for supporting new technology and innovation.’
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