Great Portland Street Office in London Marylebone

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Great Portland Street Office in London

Office Scheme Marylebone, London, South East England design by Ben Adams Architects

post updated 10 July 2021 ; 20 Jan 2016

Great Portland Street Office

Design: Ben Adams Architects

Location: Marylebone, London, England, UK

Great Portland Street Office

Ben Adams Architects have recently completed a bold new office in Great Portland Street in London’s Marylebone. A striking pavilion on the roof creates the perfect corporate hideout that transforms from an apparent solid into a translucent prism as night falls.

Great Portland Street Office in Marylebone

The street façade is broken by a charcoal grey recess, whose glazed panels and simple balcony mark out the main entrance to the building above. A typical London mansard conceals the drama of the roof pavilion whose perforated aluminium skin allows its form to dissolve as dusk falls.

Great Portland Street Office Marylebone building

The quality of light in this space changes with subtlety as daylight and artificial light interact through the translucent surfaces. Views out are preserved and yet modulated to create a sense of intimacy along with a connection to the wider city roofscape.

Great Portland Street Office Marylebone property

Creative studio office space occupies the four floors below, with retail units on the lower two levels. The interiors of the office are exposed dramatically to the rear of the building with a fully glazed façade, appearing as if the office has been sliced in section. Industrial cues inform the interior spaces with exposed services and a perforated folded metal ceiling in reception.

Great Portland Street Office Marylebone

Ben Adams, Director at Ben Adams Architects commented: ‘Everybody wants a secret hideout on the rooftops, and this building provides one in a contemporary, creative office space.’

Great Portland Street Office London

Great Portland Street Office in London information / images from Ben Adams Architects

Location: Great Portland St, Marylebone, London, England, UK

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