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The Gherkin Building

Commissioned by: 31.  firm called Foster and Partners.

The features of its appearance:

  • Its shape is like a 32. .
  • It can reduce the carbon 33.  of the city.
  • It lets 34. pass through the building, both reducing heating costs and brightening up the workspace.
  • One false story claims that the exterior of the building is partly made of 35.  .

Architectural concept:

    • links 36.  with the workplace.


  • relies less on 37.  for temperature control than other similar buildings.

The features of its interior:

  • The atria that let fresh air pass through the interior are know as 38.  .
  • There is a place for entertainment called the 39.  at the top of the building.

The future of urban planning and architecture:

    • It is likely that the entire 40.  will be designed with more similarly eco-friendly buildings in future.


  • A new building will be constructed aiming to produce zero waste and remove carbon dioxide from us as much as possible.

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