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In this movie focussing on the work of Richard Rogers, the British architect talks exclusively to Dezeen about the challenges of designing an interesting office building and explains how the new Leadenhall building in London, dubbed “the Cheesegrater”, got its distinctive shape.
The Leadenhall building is a new 225-metre skyscraper by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in the City of London, which topped out in June and is due to be completed in 2014.
Positioned opposite Richard Rogers’ famous Lloyd’s building, the 50-storey office building features a glazed body that is tapered on one side – hence its popular nickname.
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