Bloomberg HQ, London

Foster + Partners
Date Built
Completion 2017
Cannon Street & Walbrook
This building on Cannon Street in the City of London is to be the European Headquarters of Bloomberg, a privately held software, data and media company.  The architects say on their website that the building, "... is respectful of its location in the heart of the City of London, close to the Bank of England and two of Sir Christopher Wren’s finest buildings, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the church of St. Stephen’s Walbrook." adding that, "... At ten-storeys, the buildings’ height complements neighbouring structures and protects views of St Paul’s Cathedral. Their facades echo the classic hierarchy and proportions of the City’s historic buildings, with a two-storey colonnaded base, six office floors and two levels set back above the cornice line at the very top. Echoing the colours, textures and solidity of its neighbours, the façade combines sandstone with deep bronze blades."

It comprises two buildings linked by glazed bridges that are contained within a central retail arcade.  It is, "... designed to maximise natural ventilation, and integrates roof-mounted photovoltaic panels and a combined cooling heat and power system."

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