Sunday, December 2, 2018
The Francis Crick Institute
The Francis Crick Institute is located opposite St Pancras and consists of four reinforced concrete blocks up to eight storeys high plus four basement levels. The building incorporates a combined heat and power plant and solar panels to provide low-carbon onsite power. A third of the building is below ground to reduce its visible size and provide protection to sensitive scientific equipment.The Institute also includes a public exhibition space with small cafe; the present exhibition is Deconstructing Patterns - involving light and sound. ‘Paradigm’, a 14-metre high sculpture made of weathered steel and designed by the British artist Conrad Shawcross, is one of the largest public sculptures in London.