This new office development for Italy’s largest insurance company Generali is a 420,000 sq ft, 15-storey office building that will provide commercial office space, retail use at the lower levels, a public passageway at street level and a publicly accessible roof garden, which was designed with German landscape architects Latz + Partner.
10 Fenchurch Avenue comprises retail and office space to be contained within a volume of minimal yet sharp geometries with a crystalline appearance that constantly changes as it is activated by daylight and the weather conditions. It will be an iconic building with a dynamic urban presence that will be viewed down the City’s many lanes and streets; a building of a hundred views.
Generali Saxon Land Development Company
Eric Parry Architects
Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
AccentHansen were asked to supply and install over 200 steel and riser doorsets; the majority of which were to be located in the basements levels of the building. The specification for many of these doors required various fire-rating (upto 240mins), plus some sound-proofing characteristics. A combination of single, doubles with leaf and half configurations were required, with many also having vision panels.
Due to the large numbers of doors, a manufacturing, delivery and installation programme was agreed with the customer at the start of the project.