The blog of Simon Kennedy, Architectural Photographer based in London.

Completed by London-based practice PLP Architects, this project was photographed for Josef Gartner/Permasteelisa Group. This significant tower has a design that aims to further the individual users well-being, with high levels of daylight and fresh air, and 100,00sf of amenities that are designed to improve the daily experience of both its 12,000 users and the public. The building features a food market, space for start-ups, a gym and a retreat and creates a striking geometric presence from the street. Glass installations by artist Alexander Beleshenko are located at the lower levels in canopies and fins. I was fortunate to photograph the interior and exterior of the building a number of times, as well as documenting the installation of some of the higher-level glazing boxes.

22 Bishopsgate, photographed from Bank, London, 01 of 14.
22 Bishopsgate, photographed from Bank, London, 01 of 14.

Installation of glazing boxes manufactured by Josef Gartner/Permasteelisa, 02 of 14.
Installation of glazing boxes manufactured by Josef Gartner/Permasteelisa, 02 of 14.

Installation of glazing continuing at high level, 03 of 14.
Installation of glazing continuing at high level, 03 of 14.

External photograph showing contractor, 04 of 14.
External photograph showing contractor, 04 of 14.

Looking up from street level showing the articulated facade, 05 of 14.
Looking up from street level showing the articulated facade, 05 of 14.

London architectural photographer, 06 of 14.
London architectural photographer, 06 of 14.

Design is by PLP architecture, 07 of 14.
Design is by PLP architecture, 07 of 14.

Tower is constructed above the Bank, 08 of 14,
Tower is constructed above the Bank, 08 of 14

Elevation showing the completed glazed tower, 09 of 14.
Elevation showing the completed glazed tower, 09 of 14.

View of 22 Bishopsgate from London Bridge,10 of 14.
View of 22 Bishopsgate from London Bridge,10 of 14.

Architectural photographer, London, 11 of 14.
Architectural photographer, London, 11 of 14.

Cityscape exterior photograph with the Thames in the foreground, 12 of 14.
Cityscape exterior photograph with the Thames in the foreground, 12 of 14.

Exterior photo above Milennium Bridge, 13 of 14.
Exterior photo above Milennium Bridge, 13 of 14.

View of the structure from the South Bank, 14 of 14.
View of the structure from the South Bank, 14 of 14.

(Architectural photography completed over 1 day, all images copyright Simon Kennedy. If you wish to use any of these images for any purpose please email me at info@simonkennedy.net.)

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