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Plans in for innovative 63-storey City tower

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The City of London has received a planning submission for a 63-storey office tower at 55 Bishopsgate.

Designed by a team that includes architect Arney Fender Katsaladis and structural engineer Robert Bird Group, the 285m-tall building will be one of the City’s tallest and will feature an innovative steel-framed concept based on a ‘fibonacci leaf’ design.

The design team said, application of the same mathematical principles that influence the geometry of structures found in nature, combined with the use of contemporary digital design methods, has ensured the optimal placement and use of all structural elements – minimising the embodied carbon content of the building’s structure.

It also claimed that the resulting mega frame steel design will provide higher lateral stiffness than achieved with a conventional structural system, as well as providing column-free floorplates.

Targeting a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating, the building will offer in excess of 130,000m2 of office space and will feature a rooftop conservatory and a public viewing gallery.

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