London’s already beautiful and iconic skyline has become even more distinctive due to the latest addition of the Strata SE1 high-rise, towering 485 feet above London’s Elephant & Castle area and said to be the tallest residential building in Central London. Taller than the Big Ben and the London Eye (views of both are a high selling point for the building’s tenants), Strata SE1 is the brainchild of BFLS Architects and Brookfield Europe who realized the project that became the first building in the world to incorporate energy saving devices in the form of wind turbines, into its exterior facade.
Nicknamed the “Razor” in lieu of its close resemblance to the electric shaver, Strata SE1 features an edgy, modern design with an exuberant focus on sustainability. The three massive wind turbines at the tower’s pinnacle are constructed to take advantage of 35mph winds and sequentially generate up to 8% of the required energy amount to operate the building. Yet, the environmentally conscientious Strata SE1 goes to even further lengths of recycling by including whole house ventilation system with heat recovery, district heating system, low energy lighting, and almost entirely recyclable construction waste.
The Strata SE1 is a residential facility with choices of studios, one, two and three bedroom duplex
apartments furnished using modern furniture and neutral toned materials. Strata SE1 was completed in May of 2010 and was 99% presold prior to completion date because it is not only a matter of luxury, but of privilege to be part of unprecedented innovation in green technology.