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Vertical Expectations - The Shard’ by Simolab - Creative AV

From 2011 whilst it was still under construction, this documentary looks at Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s controversial ‘Shard’ tower in London.

The Shard, is a skyscraper under construction in London Bridge, London. When completed in 2012, it will be the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the world.

Vertical Expectations is a 26 minutes documentary that explores the nexus between architecture, development and society through an ethnographic analysis of the current building of the Shard.

As a resident in the area I was particularly interested in investigating this phenomenon and the impact it will have in its surroundings and the city.

This documentary highlights some of the questions that can inform a more nuanced understanding of architecture’s social ramifications and the relevance space art and technology have on local people and the city as a whole. It raises questions about how architecture and space reflect social needs, the role of urban planning in the construction of public areas and the impact it will have on the community.

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The Shard, Europe’s Largest Building Is Unveiled.
Crowds watch as laser lights shine from The Shard over Tower Bridge on July 5, 2012 in London, England.
The European Union’s highest building designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, stands at 310 meters tall situated on London’s Southbank is formally inaugurated this evening at 10pm with a laser show that will also be streamed live on the internet.
Photo by: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images


Best photo i’ve seen so far.

gettyimages:

The Shard, Europe’s Largest Building Is Unveiled.

Crowds watch as laser lights shine from The Shard over Tower Bridge on July 5, 2012 in London, England.

The European Union’s highest building designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, stands at 310 meters tall situated on London’s Southbank is formally inaugurated this evening at 10pm with a laser show that will also be streamed live on the internet.

Photo by: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

Best photo i’ve seen so far.

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'colorful exterior'

Renzo Piano’s St. Giles’ office development around the base of Centrepoint at Tottenham Court Road.

'colorful exterior'

Renzo Piano’s St. Giles’ office development around the base of Centrepoint at Tottenham Court Road.