Council for Aluminium in Building

Kings Cross R7

Project Kings Cross R7
Location London
Sector Offices
Architect Morris & Company
Main contractor Kier
Sub-contractor Lindner Facades
CAB member Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings Ltd

A characteristic addition to the Kings Cross area. R7, is a conjoined office building clad in distinctive tones of pink.

2 bespoke Interpon D2525 metallic finishes were applied to a vertical grid cladding system. The buildings design is influenced by the Victorian industrial heritage in the surrounding area.

The design team had a desire to achieve a homogeneous metallic finish that is both contextual and contemporary. It was selected with a metallic finish to form a protective layer, creating a lasting, soft sheen. This sheen offers a dynamic play of light on adjacent surfaces that will vary with changing light conditions throughout the day and across the different seasons of the year.