Richard Rogers’s final project for the new Scandicci centre has been approved, including a streetcar station, a new civic square, a cultural centre, a 31 metre high office tower, residential buildings and shops.
The Millennium Dome is located on the Greenwich peninsula, on the southern bank of the Thames. The peninsula was abandoned for over twenty years: previously the property of the British Gas company, the site was purchased and redeveloped by English Partnership.
Construction of daring, complex hi-tech buildings has become a typical feature of British architecture over the last fifty years: constant attention to detail is combined with continuing experimentation with new materials, focusing on the evolution of glass and steel.
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