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Willis Faber and Dumas in Ipswich, UK. Sir Norman Foster, architect

Willis Faber and Dumas in Ipswich, UK. Sir Norman Foster, architect

Photo © Ken Kirkwood, courtesy the Pritzker Prize Committee

About the Willis Headquarters:

Completed: 1975
Location: Ipswich, United Kingdom
Architect: Norman Foster + Partners
Area: 21,255 square meters
Height: 21.5 meters
Client: Willis Faber & Dumas, Ltd. (global insurance)

Description:

"Low-rise, with a free-form plan, it responds to the scale of surrounding buildings, while its facade curves in response to the irregular medieval street pattern, flowing to the edges of its site like a pancake in a pan."—Foster + Partners

Source: Foster + Partners website at www.fosterandpartners.com/projects/willis-faber-&-dumas-headquarters/ [accessed July 23, 2013]

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