BLOOMBERG’s new European head office in the City of London has been awarded the 2018 Sterling Prize by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
The stunning building, just off Cannon Street, has created over 100,000 square metres of office and retail space across two buildings separated by a new public arcade which recreates an old Roman thoroughfare.
Thought to the be the biggest stone building built in the City since St Paul’s Cathedral in the late 17th century, the Bloomberg building was the unanimous choice of RIBA judges.
The £1bn redevelopment designed by Foster + Partners was labelled a “a once-in-a-generation project”.
It’s the 23rd time that the Sterling Prize for excellence in architecture, named after James Sterling, has been awarded. Foster and Partner’s also won the award for the Gherkin at 30 St Mary Axe in 2004.