Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners

London, GB


Great Court at the British Museum

The courtyard at the centre of the British Museum was one of London's long-lost spaces. Originally a garden, soon after its completion in the mid-nineteenth century it was filled by the round Reading Room and its associated bookstacks. Without this space the Museum was like a city without a park. This project is about its reinvention.

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Status: Built
Location: London, GB
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Quantity Surveyor: Northcroft Nicholson
M+E Engineer: Buro Happold
Lighting Engineer: Claude Engle Lighting Consultant