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Alsop Architects has released this image of its Palestra office scheme in the run up to its start on site.

The 12-storey office building on London's Blackfriars Road, opposite Southwark Underground station, is the practice's first commercial project in the UK. The 29,000m 2design consists of a stack of rectilinear boxes that vary in size and orientation with glass facades that are treated with a random pattern of screen prints. It is due for completion by the end of 2005.

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