Broadgate development, London, exterior photograph. 1 of 23.

Broadgate development, London, exterior photograph

Arup Associates Broadgate Circle development. 2 of 23.

Arup Associates Broadgate Circle development

Pedestrian walkway photograph, London City. 3 of 23.

Pedestrian walkway photograph, London City

Photograph of auditorium from terrace seating. 4 of 23.

Photograph of auditorium from terrace seating

Stone steps and timber soffit photograph. 5 of 23.

Stone steps and timber soffit photograph

Looking up through terracing. 6 of 23.

Looking up through terracing

Neighbouring buildings overlooking circle. 7 of 23.

Neighbouring buildings overlooking circle

Photograph of Broadgate Circle, London. 8 of 23.

Photograph of Broadgate Circle, London

Photograph showing the coloured lighting illuminating the walkways. 9 of 23.

Photograph showing the coloured lighting illuminating the walkways

London Architectural Photographer. 10 of 23.

London Architectural Photographer

Exterior dusk photograph. 11 of 23.

Exterior dusk photograph

Exterior photograph. 12 of 23.

Exterior photograph

Broadgate Circle architecture. 13 of 23.

Broadgate Circle architecture. 13 of 23.

Panoramic context. 14 of 23.

Panoramic context

Glazing and stone balustrade. 15 of 23.

Glazing and stone balustrade

Reconditioned stonework.16 of 23.

Reconditioned stonework

Photograph through internal glazing. 17 of 23.

Photograph through internal glazing

Glazed stairwell. 18 of 23.

Glazed stairwell

Event space panoramic photograph. 19 of 23.

Event space panoramic photograph

Evening at Broadgate Circle. 20 of 23.

Evening at Broadgate Circle

Late afternoon open bar spaces. 21 of 23.

Late afternoon open bar spaces

Existing civic architecture. 22 of 23.

Existing civic architecture

Architectural handrail detail photography. 23 of 23.

Architectural handrail detail photography

BROADGATE CIRCLE REDEVELOPMENT, The City of London, 2016, Arup Associates
Architectural photography of Broadgate Circle:

Broadgate Circle has been transformed into a new Civic hub at the heart of the Broadgate Estate. The changes dramatically improve and enrich the retail, civic and social amenity at Broadgate, whilst enhancing the original qualities of the space. The project integrates multiple functions including civic space, performance and events space, restaurants, cafes and bars all united by clear and direct circulation routes.Built in the late 1980’s, The Broadgate Circle attracts a wide range of visitors throughout the year, particularly during the winter months for its famous ice rink. It is a highly regarded urban space, occupying an area of 6700sqm, adjacent to Liverpool Street Station and attracts a wide range of visitors throughout the year. The recent alterations to the Circle have been proposed with a clear and concise rationale, and changes have dramatically enhanced the amenity and civic provision, whilst celebrating the original qualities of the Circle.

The Circle is one of the best examples of the travertine use in the UK. The architectural detail and workmanship of the stone with interfacing materials is exemplary. Bronze anodised aluminium and Siberian larch have been used to complement the travertine, and this simple and elegant materials palette enhances the elegance of the Circle’s form and geometry. Nestled within the 54 travertine columns is the reconstructed first floor restaurant, which is completely open beneath. It is now a wider, triple aspect unit with commanding views over the Circle. The first floor cantilevers forwards and backwards from the columns, benefitting from a refined structural strategy which transfers the additional loads back to the original columns. (All images copyright Simon Kennedy, London Architectural Photographer)
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