Brighton’s new visitor attraction, known as the British Airways i360, was officially opened on 4 August. Designed by Cambridge Mosque architects Marks Barfield Associates, this innovative structure is a ‘vertical pier’ which takes up to 200 visitors a breathtaking 138 metres into the sky.
The hi-tech project benefits from the extensive use of sustainable technology. Only green energy is used to power the structure’s operations. Energy generated from the pod’s descent helps to power the next ascent. Thermal insulation, low energy lighting and natural ventilation are all features shared with Cambridge’s New Mosque scheme.