5 Aldermanbury Square - London, UK

Eric Parry
Date Built
Aldermanbury Square, London. EC2
5 Aldermanbury Square is made up of two parallel rectangular towers joined by a central section that contains the three-storey high reception area.  If it feel that there is a slight curve to the towers, it isn't an illusion because they do taper towards the top.  In his book 21st Century London, The New Architecture, Kenneth Powell describes the building as follows, "it .... is steel framed and clad in large stainless-steel panels, with the structural frame clearly expressed in front of the glazing, and a second layer of glass allowing natural light to penetrate the office floors while baffling solar gain and glare."  Eric Parry Architects was nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2009 for 5 Aldermanbury Square.  In 2008 it did win both the national and regional awards in the Commercial Workplace category of the BCO Awards (British Council for Offices).

Among the occupants are BNP Paribas Real Estate who moved their headquarters into 5 Aldermanbury Square in 2010. 

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