Client: Foster + Partners
The Canary Wharf 1/100 full-detail section model includes features right down to posters, adverts and tube maps mounted on the walls. Commissioned by Lord Foster for the Norman Foster Foundation, this section model of Canary Wharf Underground Station was built to be displayed alongside models of other signature buildings, such as the Millennium Tower and Swiss Re HQ.
The highly detailed 3m long model was finished in a subtly realistic palette and fully illuminated. The model has 800 individual stainless steel plates attached to the escalator treads and 70 vacuum cast resin ceiling panels to replicate the cast concrete slabs in the existing station.
More details can be found on the Foster + Partners website.
The entire roof of the station is laid out as a landscaped park; the only visible station elements are the swelling glass canopies that cover its three entrances and draw daylight deep into the station concourse. At 300 metres in length it is as long as Canary Wharf Tower is tall. The robust aesthetic is achieved by a simple palette of hard-wearing materials that create the dramatic atmosphere.
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