88 WOOD STREET | LONDON | – RICHARD ROGERS

88 Wood Street is an office building that, as you can clearly get, takes its name from its location.

Strange that Londoners haven’t given it any funny name…maybe they don’t consider it cool enough.

By the way, it is designed by Richard Rogers and it is his second realisation in London after the Lloyd’s Building.

It’s a monument to transparency with a touch of playfulness that echoes his world-famous Paris’ Pompidou Centre, realised in collaboration with the italian architect Renzo Piano. In this case he designed three see-through connected blocks in which its bright yellow pipes and exterior lifts are revealed and showed.

A well deserved winner of the 2000 RIBA award.

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All photos and words by Nancy Da Campo

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