'New Court' wins RIBA London Building of the Year Award
- Date: 21/06/2012
- Source: Photographer: OMA
'New Court' by OMA with Allies and Morrison won the RIBA London Building of the Year Award sponsored by BLP Insurance. Jeff Maxted, BLP's Technical Director, announced the winner of this special category award at last night's Awards Ceremony at the City of Westminster College.
The RIBA website states: "This, the fourth iteration of the Rothschilds' London home, not only consolidates the bank's previously dispersed facilities within one building, but also makes a number of important urban moves.
"The new building is organised into a central cube surrounded by three adjoining annexes and a rooftop tower that houses function rooms and creates a rooftop loggia and garden.
"The central cube is supported on one side by pilotis creating a cloistered edge to St Swithin's Lane while allowing views of a previously hidden Wren church."