Roman Wall House

Hopkins Architects, Metaphor

A fragment of London’s Roman wall survives below the ground of the site for this new office building. The developer London & Regional realised that the wall could transform the conventional office reception area into a more memorable public realm, and also ‘brand’ the building.

Metaphor is collaborating with Hopkins Architects and the Museum of London to create this public realm. We proposed inserting a display of finds from the site that changes across time as it rises through three storeys to street level. Hopkins has also worked hard to enable views of the wall from the street that will be accompanied by pavement exhibits.