New Court, Rothschild Bank headquarters

OMA, London, 2011

 

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Headquarters for Rothschild Bank on St. Swithin's Lane in the heart of the City

A central cube containing ten flexible open-plan office floors is linked to four adjoining annexes, with meeting rooms, enclosed offices, vertical circulation, reception areas, and a staff cafe and gym.

This central cube, which has a repeated pattern of structural steel columns embedded in the façade, is raised above the street to create pedestrian access to the tall glass lobby and a covered forecourt that opens a visual passage to St. Stephen's Walbrook and its churchyard.

The main building is topped with a landscaped roof garden with outdoor meeting areas. This in turn is overlooked by an adjacent Sky Pavilion - a small tower with three double-height storeys peering out over the city - which houses meeting and dining rooms and a multifunctional panorama room with extraordinary and unfamiliar views across the City, including St. Paul's Cathedral.

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  • Begun: Aug 2008
  • Completed: Nov 2011
  • Floor area: 13,000m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Procurement: Construction management
  • Address: St. Swithin's Lane, London, EC4N 8AL, United Kingdom

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