DS8 Canary Wharf

London’s DS8 western glass façade in Canary Wharf is designed as a cable wall where vertical tension elements span in between thin horizontal trusses to form an all-glass wall with integrated cut-out geometric cone, forming an elegant entrance area for the multi-use building complex. Towards the ground, additional local floating yokes were created to safely pass cable forces around the all-glass revolvers and exit doors.

Will Laufs performed structural detail calculation review, site quality controls including 1:1 cable post-failure testing and stainless steel casting friction grip tests to determine available attachment capacity to the cables.

Canary Wharf, London, UK
Zeidler Roberts Canada
Canary Wharf
(by Will Laufs under previous employer) structural detail calculation review, site quality control