Glenn Howells Architects and EcoWorld Ballymore celebrate a milestone today with the topping out of Wardian London. The 55-storey development offers every resident access to generous private and shared ‘sky gardens’.
Wardian has been designed to reduce solar gain through the use of projecting terraces, resulting in a 42% cooling load reduction in comparison to towers with less shaded facades (projected to rise to 55% saving by 2050 as temperatures increase).
Rather than rely on air conditioning, Wardian’s sky gardens cool incoming air as well as providing every home with generous shaded amenity. The greenery also contributes to air quality, as well as creating an environment that is relaxing and enjoyable to use.