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The Leadenhall Building In London Acquired By Chinese Investors in Record-Breaking Sale

08:00 - 5 March, 2017
The Leadenhall Building In London Acquired By Chinese Investors in Record-Breaking Sale, © Richard Bryant
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The Leadenhall Building, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, has been sold to a Chinese property magnate for a price of £1.15 billion, in what has become the second-biggest sale of a UK building in history, as well as one of China’s largest acquisitions of UK real estate. The transaction involved developer British Land and its partner Oxford Properties, who sold the tower to CC Land, a Hong Kong based company.

Tim Roberts, head of offices and residential at British Land, said: “British Land and Oxford Properties took a bold step at the early stages of the UK’s economic recovery to develop the Leadenhall Building to generate a high-quality, long-term income stream,” said Tim Roberts, head of offices and residential at British Land. “This sale shows continued investor appetite for best-in-class, well-located property in London.”

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European Central Bank / Coop Himmelb(l)au

12:00 - 11 November, 2016
European Central Bank / Coop Himmelb(l)au, © European Central Bank / Robert Metsch
© European Central Bank / Robert Metsch

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The Milkshake Tree / pH+

09:00 - 23 July, 2016
The Milkshake Tree  / pH+, © Paul Raftery
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  • Architects

    pH+
  • Location

    United Kingdom, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0ES, UK
  • Category

  • Area

    35.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

CTBUH Names Winners of 2016 Tall Building Awards

16:15 - 22 June, 2016
CTBUH Names Winners of 2016 Tall Building Awards, Courtesy of The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Courtesy of The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat have announced the winners of the 15th edition of the CTBUH Tall Building Awards. From over 100 submissions, the best buildings from four regions – the Americas, Asia & Australasia, Europe and Middle East & Africa – were selected, along with recipients of the Urban Habitat Award, the Innovation Award, the Performance Award and the 10 Year Award. The CTBUH will pick a global winner from the regional selections later this year.

The towers were chosen by a panel of architects from world-renowned firms and were judged on every aspect of performance, looking in particular for “those that have the greatest positive impact on the individuals who use these buildings and the cities they inhabit.”

Read on for the list of winners.

House in Hampstead / Cullinan Studio

01:00 - 29 November, 2014
House in Hampstead / Cullinan Studio, © Paul Raftery
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  • Architects

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Category

  • Project Architect

    Kevin Goh
  • Project Director

    Carol Costello
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Pathé Foundation / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
Pathé Foundation / Renzo Piano Building Workshop , © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

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On Top of the City: Behind the Scenes at the Leadenhall Building

01:00 - 16 September, 2014
On Top of the City: Behind the Scenes at the Leadenhall Building, View of The Leadenhall Building from the East along Leadenhall Street . Image © Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties
View of The Leadenhall Building from the East along Leadenhall Street . Image © Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties

Settled comfortably around a black conference table – the only item of furniture in an office space still lacking its carpet tiles – on the 40th floor of the new Leadenhall Building, I had the opportunity to discuss with lead designer Graham Stirk and his partner, practice co-founder Richard Rogers, the forces that shaped their new building and how they came to be working in the City of London once again.

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has a rich presence in the Square Mile, including the landmark Lloyd’s of London, standing directly opposite the Leadenhall Building. The firm has specialised in assured, sometimes assertive insertions within the City’s fine, historic urban grain, and so setting aside the sheer bravura of the 52-story, 225 meter skyscraper, with its sloping glass façade to the south (giving it the popular nickname of the Cheesegrater) the first question that arose was a simple one – how did the building come about?

The Leadenhall Building / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
The Leadenhall Building / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, © Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties
© Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties

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L’Orange de Ris / Edouard Francois

01:00 - 7 June, 2014
L’Orange de Ris / Edouard Francois, © Paul Raftery
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Chemin de Montlhéry, 91130 Ris-Orangis, France
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Maison Edouard François, CET Ingénierie (BET TCE)
  • Area

    4350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Maggie’s Newcastle / Cullinan Studio

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
Maggie’s Newcastle / Cullinan Studio, © Paul Raftery
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
  • Category

  • Project Directors

    Ted Cullinan, Johnny Winter
  • Project Architects

    Lucy Brittain, Tim Francis
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Media Library of Montauban / Colboc Franzen & Associés

01:00 - 25 May, 2013
Media Library of Montauban / Colboc Franzen & Associés, © Paul Raftery
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Montauban, France
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Benjamin Colboc, Manuela Franzen, Arnaud Sachet
  • Design Team

    Géraud Pin-Barras, Ulrich Faudry, Théophile Marmorat, Floriane Bataillard, Ana Vida Pozuelo
  • Area

    3800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

AD Interviews: Edouard François

01:00 - 5 February, 2013

Back when I was an architecture student I was very impressed by the early works of French architect and urban planner Edouard François, which introduced new ways to understand the relation between nature and architecture.

Urban Collage / Edouard François

00:00 - 19 November, 2012
Urban Collage / Edouard François, © Paul Raftery
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Champigny-sur-Marne, France
  • Category

  • Team

    Maison Edouard François, Intégrale 4 (structure), Nicolas Ingénierie (Mechanical Engineering), Pre Carre (landscape architect)
  • Client

    Paris Habitat
  • Area

    9000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

L’arbrisseau Neighborhood Centre / Colboc Franzen & Associés

00:00 - 25 July, 2011
L’arbrisseau Neighborhood Centre / Colboc Franzen & Associés, © Paul Raftery
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