Oriel Chambers, English Building, Architect, Photos, Date, Location, Picture, Design
Oriel Chambers Liverpool
Neoclassical Liverpool building, England, UK – design by architect Peter Ellis
20 Oct 2007
Location: central Liverpool, towards west of city centre
Oriel Chambers Building
Victorian Prefabricated Building in north west England
Location: Water St / Covent Garden, central Liverpool
Design: Peter Ellis, Architect
world-famous building – due to original pre-fabricated structure
This is a key Liverpool building that is unmissable.
This is the world’s first building featuring a metal-framed glass curtain wall. Designed by architect Peter Ellis and built in 1864, it is located on Water Street near the town hall in Liverpool, England. Due to its outstanding importance, it has been grade I listed.
Peter Ellis won the commission for Oriel Chambers by competition and completed it in 1864 as evidenced by the building’s inscription A.D. 1864 in the gable. It comprises 43,000 sq ft (4,000 m2) of floor space set over five storeys. Peter Ellis managed to maximise the influx of light by employing a grid of oriel windows, which became the building’s defining feature.
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