Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners

London, GB


Swiss Re, 30 St Mary Axe

London’s first ecological tall building and an instantly recognisable addition to the city’s skyline, this headquarters for Swiss Re is rooted in a radical approach − technically, architecturally, socially and spatially. Forty-one storeys high, it provides 46,400 square metres net of office space together with an arcade of shops and cafés accessed from a newly created piazza. At the summit is a club room that offers a spectacular 360-degree panorama across the capital.

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Status: Built
Location: London, GB
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Structural Engineer: Arup
Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobold
M+E Engineer: Hilson Moran Partnership
Landscape Architect: Derek Lovejoy Partnership
Lighting Engineer: Speirs and Major