Aldgate Pavilion.

This scheme is a large public area uniting two heritage listed buildings: Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School; and the St Botolph without Aldgate Church. It has been commissioned by The City of London Corporation to provide a new public space for events, leisure and play. The centrepiece is a steel and glass café for the benefit of the local community and beyond.

project details

  • The corten steel roof defines the space and the high performance glass walls and triangular glass roofs provide the envelope and enhance the effect of floating.
  • The large Sky-Frame doors slide away from the corner and to avoid any structure at this point, the frame is hung from the glass above.
  • The main access to the building is via two Pureglaze doors, which are also supported by the panel of glass above being hung from the corten roof.
  • The double glazed glass walls use latest technologies for insulation and to reduce the effects of solar radiation and maintain a temperate climate within. 

rural project overview

MAKE Architects

City of London


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