The building is an office development in the City of London, located on the site of the former River Plate House, Finsbury Circus. The building is adjacent to the listed Britannic House by Edwin Lutyens, and links Finsbury Circus to South Place via a dual entrance to both streets.
The jury felt that the scale, proportions and materials of the new façade facing onto Finsbury Circus showed a simple and clear understanding of the character of the Circus as a whole and the Lutyens building it adjoins.
The interiors and exteriors work well, and the architect has cleverly managed an increased scale within the context of the existing Finsbury Circus elevation.
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