English Heritage has announced that the RMC headquarters building designed by Edward Cullinan Architects in 1990 has been listed at grade II*, preventing a plan to demolish the building and replace it with a terraced housing scheme. The listing comes after a campaign to protect the building which was orchestrated by Cullinan Studio and the 20th Century Society, and supported by a a number of high profile architects including Nicholas Grimshaw, Richard Rogers, Peter Clegg (Feilden Clegg Bradley) and Sunand Prasad (Penoyre & Prasad). Read more about the building and the listing decision after the break The RMC Headquarters building, now known as Cemex House, is a single storey complex built in an area of London's green belt, which minimizes its impact with an extensive roof lawn. Being environmentally conscious, the client requested a building which could be cooled without the use of air conditioning, inspiring Edward Cullinan Architects to design a building that regulated its temperature using the thermal mass of its landscaped roof.
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