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Albion Riverside

Albion Riverside

Photo: Schöck Ltd

Albion Riverside

Photo: Schöck Ltd

Albion Riverside

Photo: Schöck Ltd

Albion Riverside

Photo: Schöck Ltd

Thermal break for steel-to-steel connection of cantilever elements, transfers tension, compression and shear forces.

The imposing, eleven storeys Albion Riverside, located next to the Thames at Battersea in London is a mixed-use development consisting of three buildings. Foster & Partners were the practice with overall responsibility for the project, but the Viennise office of Waagner Biro was responsible for the planning, construction and structural calculations for the complex 3,000m2 roof structure. Due to the special geometric nature of the roof, full planning took around seven months to complete.

The architect has incorporated Schöck Isokorb® KST elements in the plant room area. Here the thermal break modules create a thermal barrier between the cantilever construction elements, preventing thermal bridges occurring and avoiding any resultant heat and energy loss and potential structural damage.

The KST offers complete freedom of design when it comes to steel construction and the unit is able to withstand extremely demanding loads and is effective against bending moment and shear force. Its stainless steel components mean that the unit is completely protected from corrosion.

Architect

Foster and Partners