The Crystal, 1 Siemens Brothers Way, Royal Victoria Docks

The Crystal, a Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens, has been designed to achieve the highest international sustainability credentials for a building (BREEAM Outstanding and LEED Platinum). The brief offered an opportunity to explore how new technologies can help create a highly sustainable building without relying solely on passive systems, with all sustainable systems comprehensively embedded into the design. The 7,300 sqm building houses offices, exhibition spaces, conference facilities and a technology and innovation centre.