1 Forbury Square, Reading, UK

Date Built
circa 2002
Forbury Square
Porphyrios describe One Forbury Square as, "...a high quality office building with a distinct contemporary classical character. The dialogue between the robust brick-masonry wall, and the fragile glass-and-metal screen at its front, is a commentary both on tectonics and the inherent adaptability of the classical language."

This mixed-use building is part of a development on the site of an old abbey.  It involves two office buildings with restaurants on street level, a large basement car park and a new public square.