Dollar Bay, London – Last unit installation
We are proud to have been part of this stunning project!
“It is with great pleasure that we can say Dollar Bay has topped out. The first piece of glass was installed in September 2015 (image one) and now, 13 months later, Focchi Spa have completed the installation (image two). All the jigsaw pieces have fallen perfectly into place ahead of completions in the coming weeks and is testament to the hard work and dedication of the Dollar Bay team.” Mount Anvil
Dollar Bay, London – we are on top!
Countdown Made-in-Italy for the new London skyline. ” We have manufactured the latest special units whose sizes and shapes are extremely complex and represent a challenge for the entire work process: from design to manufacture, up to installation.”
Dollar Bay – On-site News
Updates from our site of Dollar Bay
CTBUH – Milan Tall Building Conference – Full report
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) was proud to sponsor the event and put our research efforts on display through presentations by CTBUH Research Manager Dario Trabucco and CTBUH 2013 Seed Funding recipient Elena Giacomello.
A full report and photos from the event are now available.
Vauxhall Sky Gardens – On-site news
Updates from our site. We have completed the “Wyvil Road Block” and we are proudly close to the top!
Dollar Bay – rumbles on the rooftops of London
An amazing Aston Martin race car (V8 Vantage GTE Challenger), worth 1 million pounds, has been flying 300 ft high in a daring stunt, to land on an unusual and exclusive podium: above the 31st floor of “Dollar Bay”, crystalline glass tower which overlooks financial district, Canary Wharf.
« We are here today to celebrate the Aston Martin and Mount Anvil, » said Jon Hall, Mount Anvil Director. «Both sharing the value of iconic design, exceptional quality and world-class approach to health and safety». The same values in which Focchi Group believes, since over 100 years specialized in the design, production and installation of curtain walling with high technology, innovative and sustainable contents.
Enjoy the video
The Project: https://www.focchi.it/progetti/99-dollar-bay
Mount Anvil – Dollar Bay: http://www.mountanvil.com/our-london-homes/dollar-bay/
Aston Martin: http://www.astonmartin.com/racing
Tall Buildings Urbanism – 6th Iuav International Conference – CityLife Milan
Tuesday April 19th 2016. Focchi sponsor of the 6th Iuav International Conference in the new CityLife development of Milan. Organized by Professor Aldo Norsa, promoted by Iuav University of Venice and the Politecnico of Milan, with the patronage of the Council on Tall Buildings and Hurban Habitat (http://www.ctbuh.org/) and supported by CityLife.
The conference addressed two main issues relating to the design and construction of tall buildings involving academics, designers, builders, town planners and researchers.
Then focus on the ex-novo construction of tall buildings, the flows management, infrastructures to common areas and insigths on existing heritage, with recovery, renovation, retrofit and deconstruction.
While being constructed a few skyscrapers, Italy has accumulated an extraordinary expertise to offer to the world. One among all Allianz Tower by Isozaki-Maffei in CityLife Milan, Italian’s tallest skyscaper, which amezes for its lightness and the technology of a glass architecture that makes the city even brighter, reflected on the façades manufactured and installed by Focchi Group. (read all about our project)
«Italy is pure inspiration!» has affirmed the great architect Daniel Libeskind called on stage by Professor Aldo Norsa. “Young architects today must have the strength to assert their opinion and move on, thinking of the future, without forgetting the tradition.”
«Culture, identity, authenticity» perhaps express the synthesis of the conference, as pointed out in the opening by John Iorio, founder of J & A Consultants: “ Zigurat. The man in history has always tried to build something high to protect himself or to assert himself. Today more than ever the human scale is the new measure that defines the space”. High or very high that they are “the skyscrapers in Italy,” said Patricia Viel of Citterio & Viel “are always and yet heroes.”
A conference that addressed urgent issues of the sector, comparing with an unusual rhythmic and elegant balance, soul and technicalities, looking at “modern as something of which we are heirs”, as wisely recalled by Maria Antonietta Crippa of Politecnico of Milan.
Full Programme of the TALL BUILDINGS Conference
Milan, April 19th 2016 – 9:30 – 17:30
Conference Hall CityLife – Piazza Alberto Burri – 20145 Milano
12-14 New Fetter Lane – Timelapse
Dollar Bay – site news
The bold and beautiful high-end residential tower overlooking London’s prestigious financial district in Canary Wharf. The iconic new development, unhindered by neighbouring buildings, has a prime location at the foot of the South Dock. Its stunning glass façade, reflecting the ever-changing light, is shaped by a strong contemporary concept designed by Ian Simpson Architects and it represents a striking addition to London’s impressive skyline.
Focchi Technology: Unitised structural silicone glazed system; Toggle system with steel mullions; Motorised glazed louvres; Sliding doors; Photovoltaic panels at roof level.
Di Padre in Figlio Award – 28th of November 2015
During the ceremony of the Prize “Di Padre in Figlio” assigned by Milan Stock Exchange, Focchi was awarded with the special prize Elite, among the finalists for the Innovation Category.
Unitised Curtain Walling System – Installation video
Focchi Group unitised curtain walling systems engineered, manufactured and assembled at our factory, then shipped on site for installation.
A successful long-term collaboration with Eurotop Fixing Ltd.