Known to Londoners as the Gherkin, the famous skyscraper that graces the London skyline is the first ecologically tall building in the city and an instantly recognisable addition to the UK architecture. The strange London skyscraper is located on 30 St Mary Axe and is rooted in a radical approach – technically, architecturally, socially and spatially.
The Gherkin shaped skyscraper in UK was generated by a radial plan. Its energy-conscious enclosure resolves walls and roof into a continuous triangulated skin, allowing column-free floor space, light and views. The serviced offices in London City is in the centre of the financial district and is home to insurance, financial and professional companies like Deutsche Bank, Hammond and the Benfield Group.
The Gherkin is also the proud home of the highest dining space in London. At 163 metres high in a building that is connoted with food, the restaurant at the top of the Gherkin is the place to have lunch. The entire top floors are occupied by the company restaurant for Swiss Re. The skyscraper is more than just serviced offices and an upper class dining space, at the bottom it tapers in creating more ground space and allowing a new public plaza to build. Here you can find Newsagents and vibrant restaurants.
The city skyscraper has been voted as one of the ugliest buildings in the London capital, perhaps to adopt a controversial approach or the input of feminists railing against the most phallic object on the London skyline. The Gherkin is one of the tallest skyscrapers in the busy capital and serves as a notable landmark to the city of London.