Competition design for additional office and library space for the Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London: sketched perspective, plan, elevations and section of a tower featuring solar panels and radio antennae

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RIBApix ref no RIBA36235
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1981
Image Date1981
ViewExterior
MediumDrawing
Library ReferencePA927/2(12)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This design, titled 'Pericles' by an unidentified architect, features a small 'temple' structure (intended to house the RIBA president) surmounting a column-shaped tower which is shown emerging from behind the eroded facade of the RIBA's existing headquarters building (designed by George Grey Wornum in 1934). The design also features a water cascade, swimming pool and bandstand.

Subject tags

towers, societies' buildings, water features, libraries, columns, swimming pools, temples, Energy conservation, fantastic architecture, Feature: Unbuilt London