Hopkins Architects, New Parliament Brochure

Hopkins Architects, New Parliament Brochure

A brochure for architects Michael Hopkins and Partners was designed to introduce MPs to the scheme for Portcullis House – the New Parliamentary Building, opposite the existing Houses of Parliament. Model shots, perspectives, plans and elevations combine to explain how the building sits within the historic architectural context of the Thames embankment and how the design of the building addresses energy efficiency and other environmental issues.

The publication was used as a tool to sell the scheme to MPs and their staff, helping them to understand what they might expect from their new offices and the surrounding environment.

Client information

Hopkins Architects

Hopkins Architects is one of Britain's leading architectural practices. Best known for their trademark roof structures like the one at Lord's cricket grounds, the company has completed plenty of office and industrial buildings around the UK.

The New Parliamentary Building (or Portcullis House as it was finally renamed) opposite Big Ben at London's Parliament Square provides office space and retail facilities for the Members of Parliament. Together with the Jubilee Line Station on which foundation it is built, the building is an example of how a thoroughly modern approach can result in a building which is nevertheless sympathetic to its historic surroundings.