The Gherkin - No.30 St Mary Axe London


Small (11.0" x 23.2")

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Colin  Williams Photography

Wakefield, United Kingdom

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Sizing Information

Small 11.0" x 23.2"
Medium 15.6" x 33.1"
Large 22.1" x 46.9"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame


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Artist's Description

A 4 shot Stich

The Gherkin is the popular nickname for the office block opened in 2004 at No.30 St Mary Axe. The road is named after the nearby Church of St Mary Axe (the ‘axe’ part referring to a relic kept in the church).

The skin (1) of the building is double-glazed and the space between the glazing is ventilated to help with temperature control and reducing energy use. The Gherkin is said to use only half the energy of similar sized office towers.

Most of the panes of glass are completely flat – the only curved glass is the ‘lens’ (2) at the very top.

The spiralling pattern (3) results from the floor layout within. Each floor has been rotated 5degrees relative to the floor below.

The top of the tower has been kept as an open space to give an uninterrupted, all-round view. The lift gear has been moved from its usual site at the top down to a lower floor, and separate ‘push’ lifts need to be used for the last part of the journey.

Artwork Comments

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