RIBA Stirling shortlist 2012 – New Court, London
The new building is organised into a central cube surrounded by three adjoining annexes and a rooftop tower. It is lifted on pilotis above street level to allow views of church and churchyard through a covered entrance
The attention to detail and combination of materials used throughout the building gives a sense of understated elegance. This is heightened by the considered contrast of carefully displayed original artefacts alongside the quirky use of super-scale graphics drawn from the Rothschild’s collection of fine and decorative arts.
Architect: OMA with Allies & Morrison
New Court video
Ellen van Loon of OMA describes the central cube office structure with internal annexes and the overarching desire of the architects to reinstate the view of the Wren Church.
New Court is on St Swithin’s Lane in central London, a short distance from the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange in the City of London.