TIMOTHY HATTON ARCHITECTS
Timothy Hatton Architects has a reputation for excellence spanning thirty years. Led by Timothy Hatton, the London based practice has a portfolio of distinguished projects in the UK and abroad.
Timothy Hatton Architects combines a sensitive approach to contemporary architecture and design with a strong awareness of environmental issues and a love of historic buildings. Timothy Hatton pays great attention to selecting the highest quality materials and manipulating light to create extraordinary spaces that are both calming and uplifting.
Whatever the project, large or small, a new interior or a new building, a private house or a public space, the team puts the end user at the centre of their architectural thinking and to create spaces that enable and delight. The practice’s designs stem from rigorous analysis and understanding of the way people, places and spaces interact. This approach has led to a portfolio of accomplished buildings that respond equally well to people and context.
Aqua shard, located on level 31 of The Shard, serves innovative contemporary British cuisine and boasts breath-taking views from its main dining room, private event spaces and spectacular three-storey high atrium bar.
The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, brunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Dishes feature carefully-selected fine British produce and combine the staple ingredients of British cooking with innovative techniques. The atrium bar is open all day with no reservation needed and serves an extensive menu of seasonal cocktails.
From sunrise to sunset, guests can enjoy the ever-changing views of the London skyline in this contemporary and cosmopolitan destination restaurant.
FAUNA & FLORA INTERNATIONAL
Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. FFI’s vision is a sustainable future for the planet, where biodiversity is conserved effectively by the people who live closest to it, supported by the global community.
To achieve this, FFI works with partners in more than 50 countries around the world to protect threatened species and ecosystems, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and that take account of human needs.
FFI’s work safeguards the diversity and integrity of natural habitats, including many forests, around the world. In so doing, FFI also plays a crucial role in ensuring the survival of some of the world’s most endangered species. For example, in central Africa a highly successful conservation programme has protected the mountain gorilla and its forest home, with the help and encouragement of FFI vice-president Sir David Attenborough.
SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
Sir David Attenborough, who celebrated his 90th birthday in 2016, is revered around the world as an outstanding naturalist, a distinguished broadcaster and committed conservationist. Thanks to a career spanning over 60 years, he is widely viewed as the face, and voice, of nature and wildlife documentaries.
Throughout his time with the BBC he has been an advocate for wildlife and environmental issues, regularly referencing in his work the impact human society has on the natural world. Working with the BBC Natural History Unit he has been responsible for the creation of numerous ground-breaking nature documentaries such as Life on Earth, Planet Earth, The Blue Planet, and The Frozen Planet. Sir David became a member of Fauna & Flora International in 1959 and has served as a vice-president for over 30 years. During this time he has worked alongside the organisation to assist their efforts, and requested that proceeds from the aqua shard installation go towards supporting FFI’s work.