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Steel Bridge, Steel, Glass And Steel

Project timeline

? – 1990


Mixed Use

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12 Exchange Square
EC2A 2BQ London
United Kingdom

Current state


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The British Land Company PLC


Article last edited by Bostjan on
August 17th, 2015

Broadgate Exchange House Change this

London, United Kingdom
by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Change this
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Broadgate Exchange House is a mixed-use building in London, designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) it was completed in 1990.

The steel and glass structure references modernist-style. The building integrates a 78-metre long rail yard, becoming a hybrid bridge-building with the arching steel structure.

The building is situated on top of Liverpool Street Station in London, the arching design allowing the function of the trains beneath a 10-storey office building.

The skeleton of the structure is formed by four parallel archways which enables a column-free interior. These parabolic arches sit against a grid of glass, creating two fundamental geometric elements to the architecture - the grid and and the arc.

The Broadgate Exchange House is one building within a larger Broadgate Development which had master-planning also by SOM.


The building was the recipient of the 2015 American Institute of Architects - Twenty-five year Award.


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