Norman Foster's Bloomberg office in London wins Stirling prize

European HQ sees off Tate St Ives extension to 2018 prize with environmentally friendly design

One of the most environmentally friendly office buildings ever conceived has been named the winner of the 2018 Stirling prize, beating off competition from a quirky brick nursery, a mud-walled cemetery and the extension of the Tate St Ives gallery.

The £1bn European headquarters for Bloomberg, designed by Foster + Partners, stands in the City of London as a gargantuan temple to gadgetry, its every detail subjected to months of research and development. As the RIBA’s president, Ben Derbyshire, put it, the architects “have not just raised the bar for office design and city planning, but smashed the ceiling”.

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