Canada Place at Canary Warf

London, UK

Client: Canary Wharf Ltd.
Size: 250,000 sq.ft. (23,226 sq.m)

In a prime location on Canary Wharf, the 250,000 sf Canada
Place retail mixed-use building faces Canary Wharf’s main
landmark tower on Canada Square.

This five-storey building terminates the retail mall that runs
underground along the main axis of Canary Wharf. A variety of
tenants act as a major anchor destination for the mall. A fourstorey
atrium space extending to the concourse level links the
mall with the upper retail levels.

The building is entirely clad with various types of glass ranging
from clear structural glazing and fritted opaque panels, to
recycled glass gravel used on a colourful roof garden. Two
facades are designed as undulating glass sculptures that
integrate theatrical lighting for night time display. Bridge design
technology was used extensively to achieve a minimal structure.


  • Canadian Architect  - Award of Excellence / 2001