Channel 4 Building - Horseferry Road, London, UK

Richard Rogers Partnership
Date Built
124 Horseferry Road
The building is composed of two four-storey office blocks that are connected to a central entrance block by strip-windowed stair towers with rounded ends.  The entrance block has a concave glazed wall.  This is Rogers' first big commission in London after Lloyds and the London Pevsner says that it shows, "the same excitement in technology, precise and explicit use of materials and separation of services from spaces served that made Lloys a canonical high-tech monument."

A large number 4 made from steel beams stands in front of the building.  As the Channel 4 website points out, " The Big 4 is a 50-foot-high metal '4' outside Channel 4's Horseferry Road headquarters in London. A variety of artists - some internationally renowned, some emerging - have provided ‘skins' for the structure with each artist putting their own unique stamp on the huge '4'. It was originally constructed in 2007 to celebrate both the Channel's 25th anniversary year and the launch of the Big Art Project."

Close Window