20 Fenchurch Street

Open Sky Garden in 20 Fenchurch Street by Rafael Viñoly




20 Fenchurch StreetSky Garden, the garden greenhouse at the top of skyscraper by Rafael Viñoly in London, opened this week. The building has 37 storeys and is crowned by a three-level Sky Garden that provides 45,000 sq ft of high level amenity space with 360 degree panoramic views of London.
20 Fenchurch StreetThere are three dedicated events spaces available as well as two restaurants and a private dining room. The capacities range from 16 to 250 guests with the option to hire the entire venue with a capacity for 450 guests.
20 Fenchurch StreetFenchurch Seafood Bar & Grill on Level 37, whose the interiors evoke classic charm with a contemporary twist while the menu offers only the finest oysters, fish and crustacean as well as seasonal game, meat and vegetarian dishes.

20 Fenchurch Street
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Within Fenchurch Seafood Bar & Grill sits the Viñoly Room, a sophisticated private dining room suitable for up to 18 guests with unparalleled views of the City and beyond.

Sky Garden
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Darwin Brasserie on Level 36, overlooking the Thames, is an brasserie offering classic European cuisine using the finest seasonal ingredients. The concept is inspired by nature and the setting is modern and stylish.
Sky GardenSky Pod Bar on Level 35 is inspired by the four seasons, in autumn and winter months guests can enjoy delicious hot cocktails on sofas adorned with faux furs and cashmere blankets.

Sky Garden
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The Sky Garden, which sits atop 20 Fenchurch Street, promised to be the capital’s newest public park, but City planners have admitted that the hotly-anticipated garden, which opened its doors this week, is not ‘quite what it was meant to be’.
Sky GardenSome have said the development, with its three exclusive restaurants, isn’t actually a garden at all, but ‘an observation deck with a few trees’. There has also been criticism levied at the ‘public’ aspect of the space, after it emerged that only paying customers would be allowed up to the garden after 6pm.

Sky Garden
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Location: 20 Fenchurch Street, London, UK
Architect: Rafael Viñoly
Developer: Land Securities
Area: 45,000 sq ft
Year: 2015
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  1. It is a great article, but it would be nicer if you added more details about the plants types and species that are being used and how they affected the design.

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