Renzo Piano’s work seeks to revive a distro Camden area, characterized by the diversity of its urban fabric: a medieval past, contemporary and traditional buildings.
In the heart of London Central Saint Giles lifts Renzo Piano Building. The building, a few months of being completed (May 2010) is the first project of Italian architect built in England, combining housing, offices, and equipment. Piano’s work seeks to revive an important area of the Camden district, which is characterized by the diversity of their urban fabric with a medieval past, contemporary buildings and traditional blocks.
Maurits van der Staay said Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), Central Saint Giles captures the diversity of the neighborhood, by injecting a ‘jovial vibration’ of colors that were carefully selected for Piano. The walls alternate between red, yellow, orange and green, breaking the one hand any sign of monotony, on the other, responding to what Piano calls the “beauty of surprise in the city.” Renzo Piano For one of the reasons for the beauty of cities is its ability to surprise. In this context, the impact generated by the Central Saint Giles project in central London serve its purpose fully.
The project developed by Central Saint Giles Limited Partnership comprises just over 37,000 m2 of offices in the Camden neighborhood of London, with 109 housing units and about 2 500 m2 of retail. -via-