23 August 2011
Blue Fin Building, London
IPC Media's Blue Fin Building lies between Southwark Street and Bankside. It was designed by the practice of Allies and Morrison, based just down the road, which also designed the Royal Festival Hall New Building.
The building is named for the 2,000 blue aluminium fins of its façade. These, like brise-soleil, provide shade. Everything around takes on a blue tinge, including a phalanx of Boris Johnson's hire cycles outside.