British architect Norman Foster has revealed details of his firm’s design for the offices of global media giant Bloomberg, currently under construction in the City of London. Built over Roman ruins in the heart of the City, the colossal Bloomberg Place by Foster + Partners will provide over a hectare of office space for Bloomberg’s staff. The building sprawls over a wedge of land in London’s business district and counts among its neighborhoods the historic London Stock Exchange and Bank of England buildings, as well as St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The building comprises two blocks with triangular plans that will be connected at ground level by an arcade and at a mid-point by an elevated bridge.A monolithic brass ramp will spiral through the core of the building, while glass elevators facing the exterior of the building will give visitors and staff “unparalleled” views over the city. Huge open-planned levels will accommodate 4,600 work stations for Bloomberg’s staff.