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British Airways i360 flying high with multiple awards for design and innovation

Marks Barfield Architects and the team here in Brighton have been celebrating after British Airways i360 won four awards in May 2017; including ‘Project of the Year’ at the 2017 South East RICS Awards.

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The pod reaches full height

There was great excitement in the office last week as the British Airways i360 observation pod reached the top of…

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British Airways i360 brings the West Pier tollbooths back to the seafront

When our architects, Marks Barfield, first met with the West Pier Trust in 2005 to discuss their ideas for British…

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British Airways i360 pod is completed

It was an historic day for the British Airways i360 as the last segment of the glass viewing pod was gently lowered into place.

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2015 – a year in blogs

It has been an epic year for British Airways i360. Can you believe that last Christmas we were deep in the ground, hand-excavating live electricity cables and planning our big break into the Victorian sewer running under our site? This year we are 162m into the sky and building the futuristic glass pod that will offer incredible views over the city, coast and the South Downs.

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Building the pod

With the pod floor sectors (a sector is a pie-shaped part of a circle) now installed on the chassis at the base of the tower, we have reached a really exciting part of the build: installing the 24 delicate superstructure sectors that give the pod its recognisable form.

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A preview of the i360 passenger pod under construction

Brighton i360 delegates and Marks Barfield Architects visit the Brighton i360 passenger pod under construction in France.

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Brighton i360 tower reaches full height

On Sunday 23rd August 2015, the Brighton i360 tower reached it’s full height of 162 metres. It’s an the amazing feat of engineering.

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Brighton i360 team visit Hollandia factory

A delegation from the Brighton i360 recently visited the workshop in Holland where the cans which will make up the…

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West Pier toll booths will return

A much-loved piece of Brighton’s historic West Pier, a pair of toll booths designed by Eugenius Birch which originally stood…

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