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Iconic crystal leads the way in green design

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The Crystal, a unique structure designed for Siemens to showcase sustainability has officially opened in London.

Located on the waterfront at the western end of the Royal Victoria Docks, the 6,300m² Crystal will serve as a conference centre, technology and innovation venue and a hub for dialogue on sustainable living and development.

The building will be home to Siemens’ global ‘Center of Competence Cities’, a team of urban experts who aim to encourage the growth of sustainable cities through partnerships, research and expert collaboration on solutions.

Speaking at the launch, Chief Executive of Siemens, Peter Löscher said: “Cities are the engines of the world economy and also have the greatest impact on the environment. The development of our planet will stand or fall with the development of cities.  Looking ahead to the urban future, the Crystal showcases a wide variety of opportunities and solutions.”

The 800t of steelwork for the complex frame was fabricated, supplied and erected by Rowecord Engineering working on behalf of ISG.

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