Bloomberg London, City

Everywhere you look there is an inventive detail

Bloomberg, London
Bloomberg, London Credit: James Newton

Foster + Partners for Bloomberg
Contract value: Confidential
GIA: 66,354 m²

Occupying a whole block in the city, this large office building houses all of Bloomberg’s London employees under one roof for the first time. A covered walkway is incorporated around the building’s external perimeter, while a new street carves the building into two blocks connected by bridges.

  • Bloomberg, London
    Bloomberg, London Credit: James Newton
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    Bloomberg, London Credit: Nigel Young
  • Bloomberg, London
    Bloomberg, London Credit: Nigel Young
  • Bloomberg, London
    Bloomberg, London Credit: Nigel Young
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Internally, the process of moving through the architectural procession and up in the lifts creates a completely immersive environment. The concourse level buzzes with activity. There’s a sense of Willy Wonka about the space, but it is here that the real success of the project starts to emerge. Everywhere you look there is an inventive detail. From the bespoke folded aluminium ceiling ‘roses’ to the magnetic floorboards. Overall the project is a tour-de-force. The multiplicity of inventions at numerous levels is carried through with such conviction that no-one could fail to be impressed by it.

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