Office for a Law Firm
Citation of Merit
- Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
- Consultants SOM Structural Engineering; Troup Bywaters + Anders (Mechanical and Electrical Engineering)
- Division Commercial
- Location London, England
- General contractor Ibex Interiors Limited
An international law firm with offices in Sir Norman Foster's round tower at 30 St. Mary Axe, also known as the Gherkin, wanted its space to project an image of strength and standing. The quiet, contemporary dignity of the design pleased the jury. Within the building's uncommon floor plates, with curving walls surrounding the 50 attorneys' offices, SOM created a system of movable walls that allows for re-drawing the layout and permits offices to be made of single, double or triple cells.