Bloomberg European HQ wins 2018 Stirling Prize
Having won a Structural Steel Design Award, Bloomberg’s pioneering new European headquarters in the City of London has also collected the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize.
The award-winning steel-framed project is credited as the world’s most sustainable office and achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating, which is the highest design-stage score ever achieved by any major commercial development in the UK.
Six buildings were shortlisted for this year’s coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building.
The award is judged against a range of criteria including design vision, innovation and originality, capacity to stimulate, engage and delight occupants and visitors, accessibility and sustainability, how fit the building is for its purpose and the level of client satisfaction.
Sir David Adjaye, who chaired the Stirling Prize jury, said: “This groundbreaking project demonstrates what is possible through close collaboration between highly skilled, imaginative architects and a deadly sophisticated, civic-minded client. Bloomberg is an astounding commitment to quality architecture.”
Working on behalf of Sir Robert McAlpine, William Hare fabricated, supplied and erected the steelwork.