IQ Projects: A Year in Review
The Top 3 Projects of 2019, chosen by the team at IQ
IQ Projects have worked on some of the most impressive architectural glazing projects throughout the years and 2019 was no exception. We asked everyone at IQ to vote for their favourite project from 2019 and here are the top 3:
The Mayhew Theatre
The Mayhew Theatre was completed this year providing a new state-of-the-art learning facility for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The Mayhew Theatre is a useful tool that will allow staff to join in conferences and group seminars from across the globe.
The hyperbolic paraboloid design gives this highly glazed oval building a unique and prominent stature within the central courtyard of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. Sandwiched between the undulating timber ceiling and the and the newly paved courtyard, a series of curved structural glass panes create a beautifully curved glass façade.
IQ Projects worked closely with the contractor and architect to ensure a smooth-running architectural project. During the Construction Excellence Awards, the fit-out team at Gilbert Ash were awarded two awards for the innovative design of The Mayhew Theatre!
Credit: Gordon Burniston, email@example.com
St John Street
The renovation at 100 St John Street in Clerkenwell, London, was completed this year which saw the transformation of the five-storey office block into a modern, well-lit workspace. The building renovation saw the installation of a series of structural glass panels which transformed this old Stepney Carrier Company workshop and garage into a luxurious Art Deco inspired office building.
The fifth floor of St John Street benefits from floor to ceiling structural glazing which allows an abundance of natural light to flood into the office spaces without any interruption from framing. The design also featured frameless glass dormers that protruded out from the plane of the original roof.
The Spa at South Lodge Hotel
This year the renovation of The Spa at South Lodge Hotel was completed. This project saw the installation of several large structural glass windows that filled almost the full width of The Spa. The Spa was designed to provide a beautiful connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces to offer the guests a strong connection to the natural environment to enhance their relaxing experience.
IQ Heated Glass was installed to the structural glazing to help create an ambient temperature within the spa. The glazing was installed at the end of the swimming pool, providing stunning views of the countryside surrounding the spa. The heated glass surface helps to reduce condensation on the glass from the pool for a beautifully clear view.