Saturday, May 9, 2015

SIS Building

SIS Building, MI6 Building, Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London
Secret Intelligence Service Building by Terry Farrell and Partners
Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, Lambeth
London, September 2014

“Farrell's influences for Vauxhall Cross speak of 1930s architecture (Battersea and Bankside power stations) and Mayan and Aztec temples. Regalian issued a press release in February 1989 stating that the building had been sold for £130 million and that construction was to take three years. During excavation of the site, the remains of seventeenth century glass kilns, three barge houses and an inn (The Vine) came to light and there was evidence of a river wall.”
(Buildings, Secret Intelligence Service)

1 comment:

Changes in the wind said...

It's a beautiful building.