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Monday, April 23, 2018
05/12/2017

AHMM, New Scotland Yard building in London

 
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.
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