Showcase of Floating Pavilion at K1 Wood Wharf
The Floating Pavilion at K1 Canary Wharf is now fully launched
𝘈𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘺 𝘍𝘢𝘣𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯, 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘶𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 5 𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘧 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴.
Alloy Fabweld enjoyed working extensively on the steel and glass pavilions, fitting out with seating areas, open-end balconies are connected by a series of bridges, boardwalks and pontoons. The four bridges are really unique, that you can see in the video, all crafted from steel aluminium finished with soffits and glass, we worked entirely on the inside shell structures to create the unique pavilion itself.
Along with creating the overall landscaping and installation to fit out the pavilion using our metalwork experience installing multiple features - cantilever balconies and terraces, the steelwork decking, the handrails, wires and posts, the sun loungers on the western pontoon using steel frame and timber cladding and the finishing glass work on the terraces.
The work was not only exciting but also complex in nature, we could not use levels due to the movement in the water, therefore everything had to be squared and aligned precisely. Due to the nature of the structure and its location, it was imperative that we used the highest quality galvanised marine grade steel to protect the structure from the years that it will be standing in salty water.
Working with logistical limits of access within the Wharf, we utilised specialist marine lifting equipment on specially design boats with crane bars to lift the heavy items into the project.
We added value to reduce the overall carbon footprint, by producing the structures within our green manufacturing facility to complement the overall objective towards the target of a BREEAM Excellent rating.
With each floating pavilion being made from sustainably-sourced timber-decking and aluminium extracted from hydro sources, each has a green roof with wildflowers and grasses, to improve carbon capture to lower the impact on the environment. This will result in the pavilions ranking highly among the top 10 per cent of buildings in terms of sustainability performance.
Designed to reflect both Canary Wharf’s modern urban style and the history of its waterways. The pavilions are part of a long-term sustainable communities that support a healthier future for our cities.
The Hawksmoor Wood Wharf in K1 opens this week to diners, sprawling across three levels with space for 150 diners and a bar.
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