Bloomberg HQ in London wins RIBA architecture prize 彭博歐洲總部大樓獲英國皇家建築師協會年度大獎

An impressive office building has won a special prize. Find out who the winner is
Architecture prize.

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彭博公司位於倫敦的歐洲總部大樓獲得了由英國皇家建築師學會(RIBA)頒發的斯特林獎。英國皇家建築師學會每年會把獎項頒發給英國最好的新建築。彭博公司的這幢大樓是世界上最環保節能的辦公樓,也是倫敦金融城內最大的石頭建築。

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The Bloomberg building has been described as a tour de force. It’s believed to be the largest stone project in the City of London since St Paul’s Cathedral. It’s a vast and sustainable office space unlike most will ever see.

彭博總部大樓被稱為一個傑作。據稱,它是聖保羅大教堂以來倫敦金融城內最大的石材建築工程。該樓辦公空間寬大,且秉持了可持續發展原則,是大多數建築無法企及的。

Combining art and history, in what the judges say is an innovation in architecture. The interior boasts high-speed glass lifts, bespoke sound-muffling magnetic floorboards and a sparkling ceiling comprising more than two million polished aluminium petals and lights.

評委們稱它是結合了藝術與歷史的建築創新。大樓內部擁有高速玻璃升降梯,定制的消音磁性木地板和閃閃發光的天花板,這裡的天花板由兩百多萬瓣呈亮的鋁片和燈拼成。

The president of the RIBA, Ben Derbyshire, has called it a profound expression of confidence in British architecture.

英國皇家建築師學會(RIBA)主席本·德比夏爾稱它是“對英國建築充滿信心的深刻表達”。

1. 詞彙表

tour de force 傑作
vast 廣闊的、廣大的
sustainable 可持續的
innovation 創新、革新
boasts 擁有(引以為豪的事物)
bespoke 定制的
sound-muffling 消音的
sparkling 亮閃閃的
petals 金屬片
profound 意義深刻的、有深度的

2. 閱讀理解:請在讀完上文後,回答下列問題 。 

1. What material is this building made from?

2. What is this building used for?

3. Why are the floorboards in this building so special?

4. True or false? The last thing to be constructed from stone in the City of London was St Paul’s Cathedral.

3. 答案

1. What material is this building made from?
The building is made from stone. It’s believed to be the largest stone project in the City of London since St Paul’s Cathedral.

2. What is this building used for?
It is used for office space.

3. Why are the floorboards in this building so special?
They are bespoke, which means designed especially for this building. They are also sound-muffling and magnetic.

4. True or false? The last thing to be constructed from stone in the City of London was St Paul’s Cathedral.
False. It’s believed to be the largest stone project in the City of London since St Paul’s Cathedral, but not the last building to be made from stone.

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