Wednesday 10 October, the Bloomberg’s European headquarters, by Foster + Partners, was named the UK’s best new building, winning the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize among the six shortlisted buildings.
We are proud to have taken part of this unique project, with our unquestionable passion to work closely with the best architects in the world, each and every time facing bigger and bigger challenges to cope with more and more demanding design requirements and specifications.
The prize is awarded annually and is recognized as the most prestigious architectural award in the United Kingdom. The prize judged against a range of criteria including design vision; innovation and originality; capacity to stimulate, engage and delight occupants and visitors; accessibility and sustainability; how fit the building is for its purpose and the level of client satisfaction.
Bloomberg’s new European HQ is a pioneering building complex, which utilizes unique forms and material. The design is entirely oriented towards the environmental sustainability and energy efficiency, guided by a careful selection of construction technologies and the steering towards natural materials such as sandstone, used for the facades’ finishes, and bronze alloy for the screening components. The distinctive façade - by Josef Gartner GmbH, the German subsidiary of the Group - features floor-to-ceiling glazing with large-scale bronze vertical wings installed at different angles for sun and glare protection, and engineered to optimize natural ventilation via centrally controlled ventilation flaps integrated into the façade.
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