Color and Architecture
Completion of Renzo Piano’s colorful London project,
Central Saint Giles, London, UK – May 12, 2010 – The completion of Renzo Piano’s mixed-use devlopment in Central Saint Giles London was marked by the unveiling of two new sculptures. The development is 500,000 sq. ft. and is primarily office space.
The building consists of 400,000 sq ft of office space, 56 private apartments, 53 affordable homes and 10 new restaurants, all of which are situateded around a newly created piazza.
World renowned architect Renzo Piano takes the use of color in architecture to a new level. The striking landmark building is clad with ceramic tiles in bold shades of yellow, orange, green and red. Central Saint Giles is Piano’s first completed building in the UK.
It is one thing to add bold colors to a project, but the true genius of Piano is the material used for the cladding. Ceramic panels which are elegantly detailed. it is in the nature of the creamic to be painted. Piano makes a bold statement and still remains true to the material.