Designed by Foster and Partners, the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court transformed the British Museum's inner courtyard into the largest covered public square in Europe. It is a two-acre space enclosed by a spectacular glass roof with the world-famous Reading Room at its centre.
The roof covers an area of 6,000m2 and weighs 800 tonnes (478 tonnes steel / 315 tonnes of glass).
The courtyard is 96m long x 72m wide, equivalent to the size of Wembley football pitch
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
British Construction Industry Awards Major Project Category
Institute of Civil Engineers - 'Special Award'