The Zig Zag Building and Kings Gate House are adjacent office and residential buildings which form part of Land Securities’ redevelopment of London’s Victoria Street in the London Borough of Westminster. The award-winning project by Lynch Architects was built to incorporate restaurants, retail units and a new public realm.
New passageways have been created around the buildings to create an attractive environment for the shops, restaurants and bars which occupy the ground and mezzanine floors as well as pedestrian flow. The unusual care which was taken in the design of this urban landscape by Vogt and BDP is reflected in both the planting of acers, a tree chosen for its vibrant seasonal foliage, and the art works of Rut Blees-Luxemburg and Timorous Beasties, that are integral both to the architecture and to the quality of Victoria Street as a whole.
Lang+Fulton supplied 132m2 of open mesh grating panels for the goods and services entrance. A pressure locked grating with a 15x88mm mesh and 70x3mm bearing bar was chosen as the most appropriate grating to accommodate a heavy vehicle loading and the required 1910mm span.
Architect: Lynch Architects
Landscape Architects: Voigt and BDP
Landscape Contractor: Maylim
Art Works: Rut Blees-Luxemburg and Timorous Beasties
Awards: The World Architecture Festival Best Office Building 2016