Winner: Business Building of the Year 2018. Bloomberg’s new European headquarters' in London claims to be the world's most sustainable office building.
British firm Foster + Partners designed the building for the New York-based FinTech and data company to score highly against the BREEAM environmental assessment method. The building is an exemplar of sustainable design, with the highest design stage score of any major office development.
"We believe that environmentally friendly practices are as good for business as they are for the planet. From day one, we set out to push the boundaries of sustainable office design – and to create a place that excites and inspires our employees. The two missions went hand-in-hand, and I hope we've set a new standard for what an office environment can be," said Bloomberg founder Michael Bloomberg.
The building's form and materials are also sensitive to its historic London setting on the site of an ancient Roman road, which once ran across it.
Judges comments: "This building appears quite modestly on the street outside but once inside, you enter a different world that’s energetic and exciting. The central atrium and walkways create a sense of dynamic energy. It is the epitome of a business building".