The British firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) finished the renovation of the new headquarters of London’s Metropolitan Police. Since 2012 it had been busy turning the original building, a work of the English architect William Curtis Green, into a flexible and bright workplace. The complete overhaul has actually preserved characteristic elements of the preexisting structure, such as the stone facade that faces the Thames and engages in dialogue with the Whitehall neighborhood, but the interior is thoroughly transformed to facilitate collaboration and interaction within. The built area has increased from 8,691 to 12,000 square meters thanks to extensions that include two pavilions: at the entrance, with a curved glass enclosure on a stone base; and on the roof terrace, containing multipurpose spaces and a hall for conferences. The rear facade has been treated differently, with colored vertical slats.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.