Imperial College (Tanaka) Business School - Exhibition Road, London, UK

Foster & Partners
Date Built
2000 - 2004
Exhibition Road, Kensington
This building on Exhibition Road was originally known as the Tanaka Business School in honour of Dr. Gary Tanaka who contributed £26million to its construction.  In 2008 the building was renamed the Imperial College Business School.  The building is one of four projects on the campus designed by the architectural practice of Foster + Partners.  It acts as the main entrance to the college and home to a rather dramatic metal clad cylinder that houses a series of six stacked lecture theatres. 

Beside the cylinder is a cantilevered staircase that provides access to the upper floors and the neighbouring Royal School of Mines. 

Outside a row of white columns stands in front of a 24 metre high glass facade.

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