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Wed 22.4.

Riva Hotel in Heathrow by Foster + Partners

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 22.04.2009 - Tagged as: , ,

The new Riva Hotel: 'wrapped in a unifying glass envelope'

The new Riva Hotel: 'wrapped in a unifying glass envelope'

Foster + Partners’ design for a new five-star hotel on Bath Road, close to Heathrow Airport has been approved by the Mayor of London. The only five-star hotel in the area, it will offer a range of services, including the most extensive conference facilities of any London hotel, to serve the local community and businesses, as well as passengers using Heathrow.

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The hotel, developed by Riva Properties is characterised by a distinctive layered glass shell, which floods the public spaces with daylight and contributes to a highly efficient energy strategy. Articulated as a 13-storey structure, several levels are sunk into the ground, keeping the building’s profile low in response to the immediate surroundings.

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more info at Fosters + Partners