The Ivy in the Park
An oasis with extraordinary design
Amidst the glass skyscrapers of the Canary Wharf financial centre, the green lawn of Canada Square acts as a natural oasis. William Matthews designed the perfect restaurant for this setting: Cubes of timber, each of equal size, form the low-rise structure.
What advantages does Accoya offer in timber construction?
The organic building material timber is also visible on the outside here. We used Accoya, a treated pine species with the advantage of a longer service life outdoors, for all components that are exposed to the weather. A total of 47 glued laminated timber beams, 42 GLT supports and 740 m² of rain protection grids made of Accoya were required. In order to pre-empt the natural greying process, the timber components were glazed grey at the factory.
- Canary Wharf, London
- Canary Wharf Developer
- William Matthews Associates
- October 2018