The development of 10 Exchange Square added a striking new entrance to Exchange Square.
Like much of Broadgate, Exchange Square and the surrounding buildings are located above the busy tracks leading to Liverpool Street Station, leaving little room for traditional foundations. Undeterred, the Broadgate team worked with British Rail to construct a permanent raft over the area, at the same time as converting the station platforms into giant foundation piers.
An instant classic, Exchange House is erected on arches that use bridge-building technology to distribute weight on to the piers. Steel arches also span two sides of the building. Seemingly decorative, these actually support the weight of much of the structure – form follows function. With its unique engineering and dramatic appearance, Exchange House was named Best Commercial Building by the British Council for Offices, won a European Award for Steel Structures and collected a Progressive Architecture Award for Innovation.
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