Aldermanbury Square, London Wall Office Development, Building, Commercial Property
5 Aldermanbury Square : City of London Offices
Commercial Development in the City design by Eric Parry Architects, UK
11 Sep 2010
5 Aldermanbury Square London
Date built: 2008
Design: Eric Parry Architects
Stirling Prize Nominee 2009
Information from the RIBA:
The 5 Aldermanbury Square project does much to improve the urban realm of the City of London. It evolved to allow the creation of a new public space connecting Wood Street and Aldermanbury Square to the upper level of the Barbican High Walk.
The new 18-storey building sits above this public space and consists of two staggered wings that are divided by a receding central section. The two entrances are linked by a triple height ground floor reception, with a sloping floor which drops a metre from north to south. The external frame and facades are formed in shot-peened stainless steel cladding, and are arranged in double and, immediately above the base, triple height bays giving a strong sense of verticality to the elevations.
5 Aldermanbury Square by Eric Parry Architects wins two BCO Awards
8 Oct 2008
Eric Parry Architects’ City of London building project scooped two awards at last night’s British Council for Office’s (BCO) awards ceremony (Tuesday, 7th October 2008), winning both the national and regional awards in the Commercial Workplace category.
This new City of London property development was described by the BCO judges as “bold and brave but also incredibly elegant”.
The project’s innovative, external structural frame, which created virtually column-free flexible floorplates, received particular praise, as did the building’s timeless quality and its well-considered use of materials.
Commenting on this double win, Eric Parry, of Eric Parry Architects, said: “We are delighted to have received two awards from the UK’s leading office industry organisation. We believe this development sets a new standard for office design in London, successfully delivering in excess of 15,000 square feet of flexible floor area whilst also greatly improving the surrounding public spaces.”
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Location: City of London, England, UK
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photo © Timothy Soar
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photo © Maggie’s Centres
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Design: Kohn Pederson Fox – KPF
image courtesy of the architects
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Website: Five Aldermanbury Square in London, England, UK