Home » References » Jubilee Line Vent Shafts, UK
References

Jubilee Line Vent Shafts, UK

This extraordinary structure is one of a family of vent and escape shafts designed by the architects along the Jubilee Line Extension. Although containing several specific functions such as air movement, plant and escape, the architectural approach is highly sculptural with forms intended to reflect these functions.

The architect judges in the Copper in Architecture Awards 8 chose this as the Architectural Design winner for these clearly expressed sculptural qualities, the radical approach to resolving functional problems and an extensive use of post-patinated copper cladding in response to its parkland setting.

In particular, the judges considered the design of copper panels forming structured bands which follow the building's sinuous shape and application of the post-patination process to give varying colours and textures to distinct panels within bands to be a radical use of the material.

The Architectural Innovation Award was made for this and the clever use of copper concentric rings as an alternative to standard ventilation louvres for air transfer. This project was considered a clear winner for both the Architectural Design and Architectural Innovation awards.

Share: 

Building

Owner: 
London Underground
Completion date: 
2002
Country: 
United Kingdom
Zip code: 
SE16
City: 
London
Street: 
Culling Road

Categories

Applications: 
Facades
Type of building: 
Transportation, infrastructure
Copper used: 
Pre-patinated
Estate: 
New

Architect

Name, office: 
Ian Ritchie Architects
Address & description: 
110 Three Colt Street, London E14 8AZ

Copper contractors

Title: 
Entech

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. Find out more by following this link.

Accept