Replacing the original 1970s structure, Fletcher Priest sought to create a sustainable urban workplace with a future-proofed design in the form of an octagonal glass tower that turns translucent in the daylight.
The building – Mitsui Fudosan’s third development in the City of London – offers 300,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation across six lower ‘garden’ floors featuring outdoor terraces and 18 upper ‘sky’ floors offering panoramic views of London, along with a rejuvenated streetscape and enhanced public space at ground level. The new building uses a third of the energy of the original and recently achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
The AJ Architecture Awards highlight the very best projects across a range of key categories – from community schemes and cultural projects to tall buildings and workplace designs. The judging panels will visit all shortlisted projects to meet the architecture teams and capture a true understanding of the challenges involved in bringing each building to life.
The winners will be announced on 7 December 2017.