Palestra London – Southwark Office Building

Palestra Building, Blackfriars Road Office Project, Southwark Commercial Development, Architect, Photos

Palestra London

Southwark Offices Building at 197 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, south London – design by Will Alsop, architect

page updated 27 Jun 2014

Palestra

Location: Southwark, south London, England, UK
Date built: 2006
Design: Alsop Architects

Photographs © Adrian Welch

Palestra Palestra London Palestra Building

highly unusual building with large overhanging triple-storey box form on top.

Palestra Southwark Palestra Building Southwark Palestra Southwark Building

The top three floors of the glassy building are cantilevered out above the main facade facing the street.

RIBA National Award 2007 Winner

Interior element – Parklife – by ID:SR (Sheppard Robson)
Client: Blackfriars Investments Ltd

Address: Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, Bankside

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Southwark’s “latest architectural projects aim to extend the revitalization south from Bankside: among these are the planned extension of the Tate Modern, the construction of Southwark tube station, and distinctive building projects by the brightest stars of modern architecture. SMC Alsop’s Palestra, an office building completed in 2006, is one of these projects. Located on Blackfriars Road just across from the Southwark station, its dramatic glazing and cantilevered structure draw the eye and stand out starkly against its dreary surroundings.”
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