• Fen Court, London
  • Fen Court, London
  • Public Roof Garden at dusk
    Fen Court, London
Projects

Fen Court

Eric Parry Architects’ new office development for Italy’s largest insurance company Generali is a 420,000 sq ft, 15-storey office building that provides commercial office space, retail use at the lower levels, a public passageway at street level and a publicly accessible roof garden, which was designed with German landscape architects Latz + Partner.

Fen Court comprises retail and office space which are contained within a volume of minimal yet sharp geometries with a crystalline appearance that constantly changes as it is activated by daylight and the weather conditions. It is an iconic building with a dynamic urban presence that is visible down the City’s many lanes and streets; a building of a hundred views.

The building incorporates a rooftop garden; a unique, open-air area for the public and tenants alike that offers panoramic views of London from within the Square Mile, and across the City to the Tower of London and beyond. With a lively restaurant located directly below its unique, landscaped environment, Fen Court’s roof garden is an urban oasis to be appreciated both from within as well as from the taller surrounding building.

 

 

“The delight of the roof garden ... Finding oneself among the neighbouring towers and looking out over the skyline of London is both thrilling
and fascinating.”
Louisa Hutton, Architecture Today

Summary

  • Project name: Fen Court
  • Client: Generali Real Estate
  • Location: London
  • Completion Date: May 2018

Collaboration

  • Artist: Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier
  • Facade Engineer: FMDC
  • Landscape Architect: Latz und Partner
  • Local Authority: City of London Corporation
  • Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Photography: Dirk Lindner
  • Photography: Grant Smith
  • Planning Consultant: DP9 Planning Consultants
  • Structural Engineer: Arup

Awards

  • Bauwelt International Urban Project Award - Shortlisted (2020)
  • RICS Awards - Commercial - Shortlisted (2020)
  • BCO London Awards - Shortlisted (2020)
  • AIA UK Design Awards - Winner (2020)
  • World Architecture Festival Awards - Shortlisted (2019)
  • OAS Development Awards - Winner (2019)
  • WCCA Building of the Year - Winner (2019)
  • NLA Awards - Commended (2019)