Big news from London: Bloomberg’s new European Headquarters, one of the most environmentally-friendly office buildings ever conceived, has been named the UK’s best new building by the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects.
In a unanimous decision, the judges called Bloomberg London a “once-in-a-generation project” that has “not just raised the bar for office design and city planning but smashed the ceiling.”
The chair of the judging panel, Sir David Adjaye OBE, said: “This ground-breaking project demonstrates what is possible through close collaboration between highly-skilled, imaginative architects and a deadly sophisticated, civic-minded client. Bloomberg is an astounding commitment to quality architecture.”
The award was accepted last night in London by Bloomberg LP’s Chief Operating Officer Beth Mazzeo and global head of real estate Heather Walker.
It marks the third time that Norman Foster’s practice has won the Stirling prize, having previously taken the accolade for the elliptical hangar of the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, in 1998 and the Gherkin in 2004.
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