Professional architecture photography of Salisbury Council offices
It may not sound that exciting. But this is definitely one of the most exciting buildings for council offices that I have seen.
The Salisbury council offices had a mayor renovation, and a new wing built to it. I had the chance to photograph the new offices a couple of months back for my client Alloy Fabweld – Essex based metal/glass workers that worked on several projects within the building.
This building really is something else on several levels. Firstly, a really lovely and charming old church is placed across the road from the council offices. In order to “blend in” and to not ruin the impression of the church, Alloy Fabweld supplied the built with these giant stone look alike metal “fins” which shoots up from a floor base, and encapsulates the modern and funky glass walls. Result: the office workers inside can enjoy the benefit of the view surrounding them through the glass – while on the outside, the exterior is a great compliment to the church!
Secondly, there are some really beautiful massive, old trees surrounding the building. In order to let the tree carry on their lives in peace, the architect and the metal workers had to come up with a solution underground so that the ton-heavy-weight fins wouldn’t interrupt the tree roots… time and budget had to be massively extended – but now the trees can carry on living their lives and growing their roots … trees and humans living side by side as friends
And here is a great solution for “new meets old”. The exterior wall of the old building on the right, has become parts of the interior, with skywalks and glass roofing, connecting the two buildings.