London’s first ecological tall building and an instantly recognisable addition to the city’s skyline, 30 St Mary Axe is rooted in a radical approach - technically, architecturally, socially and spatially. Commissioned by Swiss Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurance companies, it rises forty-one storeys and provides 76,400 square metres of accommodation, including offices and a shopping arcade accessed from a newly created public plaza. At the very top of the building – London’s highest occupied floor - is a club room that offers a spectacular 360-degree panorama across the capital.

Facts + Figures

  • Appointment: 1997
  • Completion: 2004