5, Merchant Square

COMPLETION

2011

CITY

London

COUNTRY

UK

PROJECT TYPE

Office

CONSTRUCTION TYPE

New Project

CLIENTS

European Land properties

GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Laing O Rourke

ARCHITECTS

Mossessian & Partners

SERVICES

Quarrying & Manufacturing
5 axis CNC, zero tolereance
Full Scope Dry Lay & Airfreight

LEED

LEED Certificate

SQUARE FEET

6000

Office

5, Merchant Square

This awarded iconic scheme by Mossessian & Partners, was their first construction upon founding their practice. The main lobby consists of Pietra Serena stone flooring and Black of Edessa (Evenos) marble in internal theatrical wall and the exterior façade of the building’s entrance.

Entering the lobby a huge marble wall feature looms in front of the visitor. The wall feature has a C shape structure, comprising sixteen 40mm thick flat pieces and fifty-five 80mm thick crafted pieces.

This complex stone puzzle feature required thorough work of the 5-axis CNC machine for both aesthetic as well as for precisely manufacturing the fixing holes. Total CNC working time exceeded 460 hours with less than 0.3mm tolerance, yet final touches at joints between pieces, necessitated man-made sculpturing.

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