British Museum | 360 Photograph | Spiegel Magazine

The German publication Spiegel asked us to photograph the British Museum for them for their latest edition. We produced this fully spherical 360 x 180 image of the Great Court, showing off the magnificent roof.

The Queen Elizabeth II Great Court is a covered square at the centre of the British Museum designed by the engineers Buro Happold and the architects Foster and Partners. The Great Court opened in December 2000 and is the largest covered square in Europe. The roof is a glass and steel construction, built by an Austrian steelwork company, with 1,656 uniquely shaped panes of glass. At the centre of the Great Court is the Reading Room vacated by the British Library, its functions now moved to St Pancras.

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