Palestra Building, Blackfriars Road Office Project, Southwark Commercial Development, Architect, Photos
Palestra London Southwark Office
Southwark Offices Building at 197 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, south London design by Will Alsop architect
page updated 14 May 2018 + 27 Jun 2014
Location: Southwark, south London, England, UK
Date built: 2006
Design: Alsop Architects
Photographs © Adrian Welch
A highly unusual building, with large overhanging triple-storey box form on top.
The top three floors of the glassy building are cantilevered out above the main facade facing the street.
RIBA National Award 2007 Winner
Interior element – Parklife – by ID:SR (Sheppard Robson)
Client: Blackfriars Investments Ltd
Address: Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, Bankside
Location: 197 Blackfriars Road, London, England, UK
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A landmark slender tower, which will house a six-star hotel and apartments, next to the Thames at One Blackfriars Road SE1, was given the go-ahead by Southwark Council last night (18 December) following modifications to the scheme agreed with English Heritage.
Bankside 1,2 & 3 – towers, Southwark Street, Bankside, south London
Design: Allies & Morrison
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Southwark’s “latest architectural projects aim to extend the revitalization south from Bankside: among these are the planned extension of the Tate Modern, the construction of Southwark tube station, and distinctive building projects by the brightest stars of modern architecture. SMC Alsop’s Palestra, an office building completed in 2006, is one of these projects.
Located on Blackfriars Road just across from the Southwark station, its dramatic glazing and cantilevered structure draw the eye and stand out starkly against its dreary surroundings.”
Palestra – Southwark Offices Building
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