What is the purpose of The Shard?
The Shard was conceived as a building with multiple uses: a vertical city where people could live, work and relax. It comprises world-class offices, award-winning restaurants, the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel, exclusive residences and the UK’s highest viewing gallery, The View from The Shard, offering 360-degree views.
What is The Shard made out of?
Modelled after a shard of glass – it’s only natural that The Shard be made up of glass – 11,000 glass panels to be precise. With a total area of the glass facade adding up to 56,000 sq. metres, that is the equivalent of eight football pitches!
What is the architectural style of The Shard?
The Shard/Architectural styles
Is The Shard the tallest building in the world?
At 1,016ft (310m), The Shard is the tallest building in Britain and the European Union, and 96th tallest in the world. It is eight feet shorter than the Eiffel Tower, although that does NOT count as a building as it is not habitable.
What is inside The Shard?
The Shard comprises 26 floors of high specification office space, three floors of restaurants, the 19-floor five-star Shangri-La Hotel, 13 floors of residential apartments and London’s highest public viewing gallery.
Who owns The Shard?
Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company
Sellar Property Group
Who built The Shard?
Renzo PianoThe Shard / Architect
Why was The Shard built that way?
Renzo Piano was intent on creating a design that stood out against the London skyline without attempting to be too overbearing or indelicate. It was designed to use specialised windows with a specific glazing that reflects light in a distinctive way.
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Why is The Shard unfinished?
This, according to another architect on the project, allows the building to “breathe” – hence the reason why it may look unfinished to some.
Why is the shard called shard?
Soaring the highest above the city and dwarfing the meeting rooms city of London is the Shard, the tallest building in the UK, so-called as it resembles a shard of glass.