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Boots head office (the D90 West building), Beeston, Nottinghamshire: the internal courtyard

RIBApix ref no RIBA64423
Architect/DesignerSkidmore Owings & Merrill
Yorke Rosenberg & Mardall
Artist/PhotographerDonat, John (1933-2004)
CountryUK: England
CityBeeston
Subject Date1968
Image Date1968
ViewInterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumNegative
Library Reference(Donat 25-06-68 / 7/11)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit John Donat / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This steel-framed building was designed on two floors around a central courtyard according to American out-of-town planning principles by the Chicago firm of Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) in association with the London firm of Yorke Rosenberg Mardall. This extremely influential building with its use of high-class welded steel and the open-plan design led the way for the subsequent development of 'high-tech' steel office buildings for which Britain became internationally renowned. It was Grade II listed in 1996.

Subject tags

glazing, office buildings, glass, steel, concrete, courtyards