load-bearing structure – Devonshire House-Frener-Reifer
317 differently sized, aluminium elements with glass and sheet metal panel infills – Devonshire House-Frener-Reifer
30 t steel load-bearing structure – Devonshire House-Frener-Reifer
Frener-Reifer Multiple window elements – Devonshire House-Frener-Reifer
diamond-shaped aluminium elements with glass and sheet metal panel infills in anodised bronze colour – Devonshire House-Frener-Reifer
glass and sheet metal panels – Devonshire House-Frener-Reifer
Complex glass and sheet metal panel  – Devonshire House-Frener-Reifer
Installation of the elements  – Devonshire House-Frener-Reifer
Installation of the elements  – Devonshire House-Frener-Reifer
Devonshire House roof– Devonshire House-Frener-Reifer

DEVONSHIRE HOUSE - 150 BISHOPSGATE

Location

London, UK

Architect

PLP Architecture

Data

Overall Project Time:
09.2018 - 06.2019

Installation Phase:
7 Months
FRENER & REIFER is responsible for the design-engineering, fabrication and installation of the glazed, barrel-shaped roof and other features of the Devonshire House project.
Devonshire House is a hotel and restaurant currently being refurbished according to architectural designs by PLP Architecture. The building is located at 150 Bishopsgate in central London.

Scope of work

Barrel-Shaped Roof:
  • 30 t steel load-bearing structure featuring approx. 317 differently sized, diamond-shaped aluminium elements with glass and sheet metal panel infills in anodised bronze colour.

Flat Roof:
  • Visually matched with the barrel-shaped roof by the use of aluminium shingles
  • Multiple window elements
  • Four fully glazed entrance boxes
  • Lift glazing

Innovations / Challenges

  • Difficult to access inner-city building in the centre of a metropolis with millions of inhabitants
  • Complex 3D design of barrel-shaped roof
  • Very high fabrication demands due to very low tolerances
 

Related links

» PLP Architecture
 
« Back to project description