UK House Of Parliament Could Be Moving Into A Bubble On The Thames

UK House Of Parliament Could Be Moving Into A Bubble On The Thames

The proposed design solves the problem of needing to relocate while refurbishment work takes place

Jennifer Passas
  • 4 november 2016

The neo-Gothic Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, is one of the most iconic buildings in Europe. Built between 1840 and 1870, the structure is in urgent need of refurbishment work that is estimated to cost between £4 to £7 billion. In an effort to reduce costs and provide a place where the UK’s Lords and MPs can work during construction, Gensler, one of the world’s biggest architecture firms, has proposed building a bubble-like temporary structure that will live on the River Thames.

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