Astoft


City Hall, Greater London Authority
         
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City Hall and More London
         
  City Hall is part of the More London office development by Foster and Partners 2001-2003. It is the headquarters of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. Situated on the Thames by Tower Bridge, from which the picture was taken. In the background, the tower of Guy's Hospital and the Shard building under construction.  
         
City Hall               The Scoop
         
  City Hall from the west, with Tower Bridge behind. The spherical shape leans to the south to reduce solar gain. The idea of a spherical shape is that it provides more internal volume for less surface area and gives greater energy efficiency.
The Scoop at More London is an outdoor sunken amphitheatre with free events in the summer months.
 
         
City Hall 1          City Hall 3          City Hall 2
         
City Hall 4          City Hall 5          City Hall 6
         
  Interior views, including the Assembly Chamber. According to the architects, the building "expresses the transparency and accessibility of the democratic process and demonstrates the potential for a sustainable, virtually non-polluting public building".  
         
  Foster and Partners description and images
City Hall Website
Wikipedia Entry
 
         
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