The Import Building
Turn old into new
The task for Studio RHE was to transform a dreary civil servants’ fortress from the 1980s into a hip shared office location.
Reach for the sky with timber
For this purpose, a 10-storey wooden structure was erected around the inner courtyard to create additional space for offices and cafés. The biggest challenge for WIEHAG was the existing glass roof, which meant that building cranes were not possible and the components had to be erected in an ancient manner with pulleys and trolleys.
Commendations for The Import Building
• Offsite Construction Award 2018 in the category “Commercial Project of the Year”
“Structural Timber Award 2018” in the category “Commercial Project of the Year”
- East India, London
- Republic London
- Studio RHE
- Total area
- 22,000 m²
- Number of floors