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A revolution in building innovation.
Still the City's breath of fresh air.

Automated natural ventilation system

Natural light. Natural ventilation.

Natural systems that mean The Gherkin is capable
of using less energy than most of its
newer neighbours.

Dynamic, naturally lit atrium
A green, welcoming reception

Design that makes spaces healthier and people more productive.

Bright, open spaces that bring daylight deep into column-free floor plates. Ventilation that spirals up through the building, acting as ‘lungs’ to draw in fresh air. A WiredScore Platinum rating, assuring the very best in digital infrastructure.

Foster + Partners-designed reception
Secure plaza arrival

Selected by Architectural Digest as one of the World’s Most Iconic Buildings.

Who hasn’t heard of The Gherkin? The first and still most recognisable of this century’s ‘nicknamed towers’. A true landmark that Londoners and visitors alike use to orient themselves. And a place of pride for everyone who works here.

'Quality is an attitude of mind.'

Norman Foster

Landmark of architecture — from masters of the form.

The Gherkin is rooted in the enduring relationship between architecture and technology — an approach that influenced much of the UK’s engineering excellence over the past generation.

It remains a visible symbol of British innovation and quality in commercial capitals around the world — from London to New York, Hong Kong to Frankfurt.

If Foster + Partners’ tower was any more revolutionary it would rotate.

Foster + Partners — and Pritzker Prize winner Norman Foster himself — are pioneers of sustainable innovation and have continued to evolve this celebration of technology and progressive design.

The Gherkin stands for that legacy and carries that reputation around the world.

© Norman Foster Foundation Archive

Winner of the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize.