25 Savile Row wins the RIBA London Award 2018!
We are delighted that Savile Row has won the RIBA London Award 2018. IQ Projects completed the full glazing package for the renovation of this commercial premises in the exclusive Mayfair district in London. We worked closely with architects Piercy & Co to create impressive architectural glazing. The specialist elements of glazing included contemporary disappearing facades of minimal windows, classic steel Art Deco Mondrian® Windows and Doors, bespoke architectural metalwork and luxury welded steel room partition screens.
Steel Art Deco style Mondrian® Glazing systems were widely used within this expansive renovation project, providing a nod to the original design of the building and hit the current trend square on with steel and glass in thin section work. Mondrian® glazing systems offer a timeless, elegant and sophisticated window and door system due to the delicate aesthetic of the thin vertical and horizontal steel framing. When used as an external system (exposed to the environment), the steel slowly ages and darkens with time resulting in a gorgeous traditional industrial finish, while still preserving performance levels.
An amazing feature within this glazing installation was the creation of a glass and steel rooftop glass box extension, complete with the minimal windows pocket door system, structural glazing, rooflight and steel windows and doors. The minimal windows pocket door enhances the indoor-outdoor design of the glass box extension, the entire door slides away into a concealed pocket adjacent to the construction yet hidden within the structure of the building – resulting in a completely open aperture.
The structural glass façade was constructed from laminated solar control glass, providing thermal insulation combined with a reduction in radiant heat, therefore reducing the level of heat produced in the interior space. These advances in thermal technology provide high specification performance to complement impressive modern architectural glazing.
IQ Projects are overjoyed that 25 Savile Row has won this prestigious award, the degree of collaboration and the finished aesthetic pays homage to the geographical history and grandeur.