1-2 London Wall Place

1-2 London Wall Place
Light and shade create a tranquil oasis in the heart of London

The lighting developed by StudioFractal brings to life the historic, architectural and landscaped elements and creates an oasis of calm and tranquillity.”

Sam Potter, MAKE Architecture

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About

London Wall Place is a new destination in the City of London, offering an acre of landscaped public realm set between two statement office buildings. Responding to a Client brief that required world class design referencing the historic setting, extensive amenities and superb pedestrian links to the existing neighbourhood, MAKE reinstated the site’s historic grids, knitting together two existing heritage structures (the remains of St Alphage Church and a section of the original London Wall) with new pedestrian routes and a series of beautifully landscaped gardens. Uniting the new development is a unique cladding – an iridescent coating of concrete and faience that reinterprets the knapped flint of the site’s Roman and Saxon remains.

StudioFractal were selected to complement and enhance the striking architectural forms and materials and bring to life 1 acre of public realm including landscaped gardens, historic ruins, commercial and retail facilities and multilevel pedestrian routes.

A detailed lighting strategy was developed that connected commercial lobbies, gardens and the High Walk, enhancing views through the project and ensuring veiling reflections in glazing were avoided so that interior and exterior spaces were connected. A layered lighting design utilising direct and reflected lighting creates a softly undulating visual environment, making use of light, shadow, reflection and projection to complement and enhance the material palette of stone, metal, water and planting and encourage exploration.

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London Wall Place creates a new destination in the heart of the City, providing two new office buildings that can accommodate up to 5,000 employees, as well as a unique sequence of city gardens that will become a sanctuary in the Square Mile. The lighting developed by StudioFractal brings to life the historic, architectural and landscaped elements and creates an oasis of calm and tranquillity.”

Sam Potter, MAKE Architecture

1-2 London Wall Place